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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: Joseph Mathunjwa, evoking God and Hitler, remains at Amcu helm as platinum wage talks rumble on

Amcu’s three-day national congress ended with Joseph Mathunjwa retaining his presidency after no one challenged him for the position. The next big test for Mathunjwa will be the platinum wage talks, which could see a strike vote that legally must be done by secret ballot.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: China Is Winning the Race to Dominate Electric Cars

The future of the growing EV market is on the minds of the world’s largest automakers. China has already begun owning it.

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AUTO SALES: Germany to offer higher EV incentives, raise fuel prices to reduce CO2 emissions

  • Date: 20-09-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

Germany's leaders are under pressure to take action on climate change as protests increase and the Green party surges at the polls. Pictured is a protest in front of the World Congress Center in Bonn.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Mathunjwa retains Amcu presidency

  • Date: 20-09-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mail and Guardian

Joseph Mathunjwa has been elected to serve another term as the president of Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu).

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JEWELLERY: Tiffany Plans More China Stores as Tourist Spending Falls

  • Date: 19-09-19
  • Category: JEWELLERY
  • Source: Bloomberg

Tiffany & Co. is planning to open more stores in mainland China as the weak yuan deters Chinese consumers from spending overseas and they shift their luxury buying back home.

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JEWELLERY: PGI, Chow Tai Fook collaborate on platinum jewellery collection

  • Date: 19-09-19
  • Category: JEWELLERY
  • Source: Mining Weekly

One of the world’s largest jewellery retailers Chow Tai Fook has launched its Peace Angel collection, a collaboration with Platinum Guild International (PGI), to celebrate its ninetieth anniversary.

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BATTERIES: A Vision for a Sustainable Battery Value Chain in 2030

  • Date: 19-09-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: We Forum

The need for urgent and more intensive actions against climate change is broadly recognized. In support of this agenda, this report presents a simple yet profound vision: a circular, responsible and just battery value chain is one of the major near-term drivers to realize the 2C Paris Agreement goal in the transport and power sectors, setting course towards achieving the 1.5C goal if complemented with other technologies and collaborative efforts.

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AUTO SALES: Passenger car registrations: -3.2% eight months into 2019; +1.4% in July and -8.4% in August

  • Date: 18-09-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: ACEA

Brussels, 18 September 2019 – In July 2019, demand for new passenger cars increased by 1.4%, with almost 1.3 million units registered across the European Union.

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