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SOUTH AFRICA: #MokopaneShutdown: ‘We will use force’ – Police

  • Date: 05-09-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Review Online

Protesters were informed by police this morning that the shutdown march could not go ahead as planned.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Cash-rich Implats revives idea of merging with RBPlat

Impala Platinum (Implats) signalled on Thursday that it is interested in a merger with Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) after the world’s third-largest miner of the metal showed a dramatic improvement in its annual financials.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Implats Reports FY19 Swing to Net Profit

Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd. (IMP.JO) on Thursday reported a swing to a net profit for fiscal 2019 after benefiting from higher prices for platinum group metals in the year.

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ESKOM: South Africa's Gordhan Confirms Plan to Split Eskom

  • Date: 05-09-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Bloomberg

South Africa’s government is intent on putting embattled state power company Eskom Holdings back on a sustainable footing and will consult with its debt holders on any re-organization. The country's Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan speaks exclusively with Bloomberg's Manus Cranny at the World Economic Forum in Cape Town. (Source: Bloomberg)

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AUTO SALES: UK car market dips in August, but EVs surge

  • Date: 05-09-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Just Auto

The UK new car market declined by 1.6% in August, but there was a surge in electric car sales in the month, according to data released by the SMMT.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Implats to consider bids for Marula, Afplats as Muller crystallises view on asset mix

IMPALA Platinum (Implats) would consider selling its 75% stake in the Marula joint venture as well as Afplats, a project it impaired for R1.67bn this year after paying R1.1bn for the prospect in 2007.

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LITHIUM: Kidman shareholders accept Wesfarmers suit

  • Date: 05-09-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Mining Weekly

Wesfarmers in May this year launched a A$1.90-a-share cash offer for the lithium junior, which holds a 50% interest in the Mt Holland lithium project, in Western Australia, which is jointly owned by the Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA (SQM).

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BATTERIES: CATL and Bosch collaborate on 48V battery cells

  • Date: 05-09-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Just Auto

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) and Bosch have concluded a 'long-term strategic cooperation agreement' that will see CATL supply 48-volt battery cells for Bosch's 48-volt battery system globally.

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