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ESKOM: Industries counting the costs from power cuts

  • Date: 20-10-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: IOL

JOHANNESBURG - Heavy industry and intensive energy users are counting the costs of the country’s unplanned power cuts on their business operations after Eskom implemented stage 2 load shedding this week.

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NORNICKEL: Potanin says smelter in Nikel will be closed

  • Date: 20-10-19
  • Category: NORNICKEL
  • Source: Barents Observer

Nornickel has hinted about it earlier, but now it seems more real. The days of the bad-polluting nickel-smelter in Russia’s border-town to Norway are counted. It will be closed and the 800 employees will get new tasks. If to believe Vladmimir Potanin, President and main shareholder of Nornickel that operates the factory.

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ZIMBABWE: New ventures for US$12bn mining plan

  • Date: 20-10-19
  • Category: ZIMBABWE
  • Source: Sunday Mail

President Emmerson Mnangagwa will preside over the commissioning of three mining projects – two in the chrome sector and one in coal and hydrocarbons – over the next two months, as Government steps up efforts to exponentially increase revenue generation from the sector to US$12 billion over the next four years.

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ESKOM: Additional power generating units expected to return to service - Eskom

  • Date: 20-10-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Algoa FM

Eskom says additional power generating units are expected to return to service on Sunday and repairs are progressing well on the conveyor belt at Medupi power station.

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ESKOM: South Africa’s Eskom Says System Volatile as Blackouts Stop

  • Date: 20-10-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Bloomberg

South Africa’s debt-laden power utility ended controlled blackouts on Saturday as power supplies improve, though it says shortages gripping Africa’s most industrialized economy may not be over yet.

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FERROCHROME: Anti-ferrochrome smelter protest hits Clergue Park and Bay Street

  • Date: 20-10-19
  • Category: FERROCHROME
  • Source: Soo Today

Protestors say Noront's ferrochrome processing facility would kill off people, the environment - and the local economy

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Meet The 404-Mile (NEDC) GAC Aion LX Electric Premium SUV For China

GAC Aion LX is one of the latest models, equipped with CATL's NCM 811 cells - at 93 kWh, the NEDC range is up to 650 km (404 miles).

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AUTO SALES: Volvo Braces for 2020 Slump as Truck Orders Hit the Brakes

  • Date: 18-10-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

Volvo Group is preparing for more output cuts after forecasting a slump in truck deliveries next year in North America and Europe on weaker demand.

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