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Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer is Publishing Editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

Tel: +2711 622 3744

Email: newsdesk@engineeringnews.co.za

 

AMCU knocking on door at Northam’s Zondereinde platinum mine

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) is knocking on the recognition door at Northam Platinum’s Zondereinde mine, which escaped the five-month platinum strike, the longest in South...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 22nd August 2014
 

Merafe harvesting cash flow fruit from investments in last decade

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – After ten years of ongoing investment, the black-owned and black-managed ferrochrome company Merafe Resources is in a sweet spot of being able to harvest the cash-flow fruit from a suite of projects in which...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 22nd August 2014
 

Sibanye negotiating new work shift arrangements with unions

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – South Africa-focused gold-mining company Sibanye Gold is negotiating new working shift arrangements with its labour unions to allow migrant workers to return home more frequently and simultaneously facilitate...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 22nd August 2014
 

Alrosa world’s largest diamond producer by volume – World Federation

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – While De Beers remains the world’s largest producer of diamonds by value, Russian diamond mining company Alrosa is now the world’s biggest producer by volume, which elevates its importance significantly....
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 22nd August 2014
 

Union leader speaks on labour alignment at Royal Bafokeng Platinum

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The alignment of labour with company objectives at the black-owned and black-led Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) is proving mutually beneficial for mineworkers and management. National Union of Mineworkers...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 22nd August 2014
 

Unions embrace mechanisation at Styldrift platinum project

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Labour has embraced the introduction of mechanised mining at Royal Bafokeng Platinum’s (RBPlat’s) Styldrift project, says RBPlat CEO Steve Phiri. Phiri, who spoke to Mining Weekly Online in a video interview...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 22nd August 2014
 

Earthquake-hit AngloGold cannot say when it will return to normal

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) - Gold major AngloGold Ashanti is unable to forecast when it will be back to normal at its earthquake-hit Great Noligwa and Moab Khotsong mines, where it expects to lose 30 000 oz as a consequence of the 5.3...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 22nd August 2014
 

Operation Hurry Up on way for mining sector, says Presidency Minister

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – An Operation Phakisa (Hurry Up) for the mining sector, aimed at realising its full gross domestic product (GDP) potential, was on the way in consultation with all the key stakeholders, including the Chamber of...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 22nd August 2014
 

Vast majority of platinum strikers wanted to work – Kweyama

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – During the five-month platinum strike, the worst in South Africa’s history, the vast majority of Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) employees – some 60% to 70% of them – wanted to return to work but feared...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 22nd August 2014
 

South Africa still best mining address, build future together – Teke

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – South Africa remained the world’s best mining address and steps should be taken to build the future industry collectively while acknowledging past wrongs, Chamber of Mines president Mike Teke said on...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 22nd August 2014
 

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