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SOUTH AFRICA: PGMs to play ever increasing roles in greener, cleaner world – Anglo Platinum

  • Date: 10-02-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Weekly

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) ­– Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Anglo American Platinum is convinced that PGMs are poised to play increasingly significant roles in a greener, cleaner world, driven by favourable new opportunities presented by societal megatrends.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Platinum Mining Giant Says South Africa Running Out of Time

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa may be running out of time to enact the reforms required to attract significant investments in the country’s mining industry.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Tax boost to government as mineral prices soar

Rocketing platinum group metal (PGM) prices, especially palladium, is good news for the government as well as for shareholders of the companies that produce them.

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SOUTH AFRICA: SA miners plan to supply 609MW of independent power provided regulations allow

THE South African mining industry was ready to help ease the country’s power shortages by building up to 609MW in electricity generating capacity, said Bloomberg News.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Sibanye-Stillwater’s SA gold operations achieve 10 million fatality free shifts

  • Date: 27-01-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Sibanye-Stillwater

Sibanye-Stillwater is pleased to announce that its SA gold operations achieved 10 million fatality free shifts on 26 January 2020. This is a significant milestone, which has never been achieved in the history of these gold operations, nor in the history of the SA deep level gold mining industry.

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SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa's mining fatalities at their lowest ever

  • Date: 24-01-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Weekly

TSHWANE (miningweekly.com) – The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) on Friday announced the lowest number of mining fatalities on record, at 51 for 2019.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Court dismisses Amcu move against layoffs

  • Date: 23-01-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Business Live

The Constitutional Court has dismissed an application by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) for leave to appeal against a lower court’s judgment on retrenchments at Royal Bafokeng platinum mine five years ago.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Eskom, South Africa Treasury Seek Renewal of $1 Billion Loan Facility

Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. and South Africa’s National Treasury are in talks with banks to renew a 15 billion rand ($1.04 billion) government-guaranteed loan facility that the indebted state power utility announced in February last year.

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