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SOUTH AFRICA: How resource king John Biccard stuck to his guns

  • Date: 16-01-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Business Live

Last year’s resurgence in the JSE’s platinum miners was vindication for Investec’s value fund manager, John Biccard, after a painful few years

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SOUTH AFRICA: Northam leads the way as palladium helps SA shares continue fine form of 2019

SOUTH Africa’s platinum shares have sustained the form that took them to a 200% gain in 2019 as the price of palladium reached a new all-time high, said Bloomberg News.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Pleading for Leniency, Eskom Wants to Slash Emissions by 2035

Power utility Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., South Africa’s biggest polluter, said it will slash emissions of three major pollutants by 2035 while it asks for exemptions to incoming standards to avoid as much as 37 billion rand ($2.6 billion) in expenditure.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Load shedding to continue for another 5 years, experts warn

  • Date: 02-01-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Eye Witness News

CAPE TOWN - As 2020 dawns, energy experts are warning that load shedding will be with us for another five years at least.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Eskom woes cast long shadow for South African mining

  • Date: 30-12-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Africa Report

There's no escape on the horizon in 2020 for South Africa's miners from the crippling power outages caused by load-shedding at state-owned electricity utility Eskom.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Looking to 2020 and beyond a Moody’s downgrade

  • Date: 27-12-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Business Tech

It’s unlikely that South African fiscal policy will be enough by early 2020 to convince Moody’s not to downgrade the country’s sovereign credit rating to junk status.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Ramaphosa’s early progress has been structural and subtle

How well Cyril Ramaphosa has done as South Africa’s president since the African National Congress party won the country’s May 2019 general election depends on whether his performance is assessed through a political or economic lens.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Minerals Council South Africa calls for urgent intervention in violent organised crime afflicting the sector

  • Date: 20-12-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Minerals Council South Africa

Johannesburg, 20 December 2019: The Minerals Council South Africa has called for urgent intervention by the Ministers of Police and Mineral Resources and Energy to prevent and investigate the violent assaults by heavily armed intruders on mining company targets, especially smelt houses. In the past year alone, the gold industry alone has suffered nine significant attacks that have seen employees and security personnel held hostage and assaulted.

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