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AUTO SALES: Lockdowns push European sales to record 78% plunge in April

  • Date: 19-05-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

European passenger car sales slumped in April when the first full month with restrictions imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic dragged sales to a record drop.

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MINING: Mining and metals can outperform in a post-pandemic world

  • Date: 19-05-20
  • Category: MINING
  • Source: Financial Times

As Covid-19 infection rates fall in a number of countries, governments are loosening social-distancing rules and instigating measures to encourage normal economic activity. Commodity prices rebounded sharply during the global financial crisis of 2008-09. Can we expect the same this time following the pandemic crisis? Perhaps.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Mandatory code of Covid mining practice gazetted

  • Date: 19-05-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Weekly

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – South Africa's guidelines for a mandatory Code of Practice (COP) to mitigate and manage the Covid-19 pandemic in the mining industry have been gazetted.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: As Covid-19 Hits Electric Vehicles, Some Thrive, Others Die

Electric vehicles generally don’t coast; they are designed either to accelerate or brake at any given time. The electric vehicle market is much the same.

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ESKOM: Eskom faces Kendal shutdown over emissions

  • Date: 19-05-20
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Energy Voice

Eskom has been instructed to halt work at a number of units at its Kendal power plant by the South African Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF).

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ESKOM: Confirmed: Eskom to increase electricity tariffs ‘after lockdown’

  • Date: 19-05-20
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: The South African

Eskom has been granted permission to increase electricity tariffs in an attempt to recoup R13 billion. The increase is expected to be finalised by September 2020.

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PGM PRODUCERS: SA mines reconfigure to survive virus amid job loss fears

  • Date: 19-05-20
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: Eye Witness News

MARIKANA - On a chilly South African evening at the mining town of Marikana, men filed into a bus and sat one per row, ready to start their night shift at a nearby platinum mine.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Amcu calls for universal testing for COVID-19 at all SA mines

  • Date: 18-05-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Eye Witness News

JOHANNESBURG – The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has proposed that COVID-19 testing take place at all South African mines following the outbreak of infections at the Marula Platinum Mine.

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