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FUEL EFFICIENCY: DOE: all-electric vehicles have the lowest estimated average annual fuel cost of all light-duty vehicles

The estimated annual fuel costs for model year (MY) 2019 all-electric light-duty vehicles are the lowest of all the different vehicle technologies, ranging from a low of $500 to a high of $900 per year, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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COBALT: Glencore's Mutanda mine in Congo shuts down a month early

  • Date: 26-11-19
  • Category: COBALT
  • Source: Mining Weekly

GOMA – Glencore's Mutanda mine in Democratic Republic of Congo has suspended operations prematurely due to difficulties procuring sulphuric acid, a key input for copper and cobalt extraction, its Mutanda Mining subsidiary told employees in a letter on Monday.

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MINING: Friedland says Congo now more attractive than Chile for copper mines

  • Date: 26-11-19
  • Category: MINING
  • Source: Mining.com

Chile’s worst civil unrest in decades means the Democratic Republic of Congo is a more attractive proposition for mining investment, according to billionaire Robert Friedland.

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AUTO SALES: China and India drag global light vehicle sales down in October

  • Date: 26-11-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Just Auto

The slowdown in global light vehicle (LV) sales shows no signs of abating this year according to the latest available market data.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Implats finalises NAP bridging facility ahead of December 4 shareholder vote

SHAREHOLDERS of North American Palladium (NAP), the Toronto-listed company for which Impala Platinum (Implats) bid $758m, are to vote on the proposed cash transaction on December 4.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Amcu signs platinum deal and plans for new battle

  • Date: 26-11-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Fourways Review

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) finally signed the wage deal with platinum producers after four months of negotiations but vowed that the battle against job losses in the industry is about to begin.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: AMCU leader blasts mining bosses with Bible verses

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union says it has not been able to reach a resolution with two major mining companies about wages, and has referred the matter to dispute resolution body the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration.

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SOUTH AFRICA: District Development Model: Ramaphosa launches service delivery action plan in Waterberg

  • Date: 26-11-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: The South African

Ramaphosa revealed, during his SONA 2019 speech that if one thing was certain regarding South Africa’s service delivery issues, it’s the fact that there is a “lack of coherence in planning and implementation and [this] has made monitoring and oversight of government’s programme difficult”.

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