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SOUTH AFRICA: ANC eases way for independent power producer programme

  • Date: 21-01-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Business Live

The ANC has endorsed a market-friendly approach to the problem of SA’s energy shortage, including allowing municipalities to procure their own energy, expanding the independent power producer (IPP) programme and freeing up regulations around self-generation by business.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Deadly start to 2020 for mine workers - AMCU

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) says it is saddened by a "tragic start to 2020" as three mine workers died while on duty last week.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Nearly 5,000 jobs go at Marikana as Sibanye-Stillwater ends talks

  • Date: 20-01-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Journal

Sibanye-Stillwater (JSE: SGL) has confirmed almost 5,000 jobs will go from its Marikana platinum group metals operation in South Africa as it concluded the Section 189A consultation process with relevant stakeholders.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Three miners die at mining operations in Free State and North West

  • Date: 19-01-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Dispatch Live

Three miners died at mining operations in the Free State and North West in the past week, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said on Sunday.

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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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