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PGM PROJECTS: Legally-binding contract protects pristine rivers and quality of life in rural Montana

  • Date: 08-05-20
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Laurel Outlook

May 8, 2020, marked the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Neighbor Agreement, a legally-binding contract overseeing an expansive mine operation in Montana. The contract was negotiated between the Stillwater Mining Company (now Sibanye-Stillwater Mining Company) and three community organizations – the Northern Plains Resource Council and two of its affiliate groups, the Cottonwood Resource Council and Stillwater Protective Association.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Employee at Northam's Zondereinde mine tests positive for Covid-19

Platinum group metals miner Northam Platinum reports that an employee at its Zondereinde mine, in Limpopo, has tested positive for Covid-19.

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MINING: Anglo American set to exit coal mining in SA

  • Date: 07-05-20
  • Category: MINING
  • Source: Fin 24

Mining giant Anglo American plans to exit coal mining in South Africa, in a major shift away from carbon-intense operations.

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ESKOM: Eskom reports lost income of R2.5bn in April

  • Date: 07-05-20
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Mining Weekly

Eskom's income has shrunk by about R2.5-billion in April as energy demand plummeted due to the country's national lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the power utility's CEO Andre de Ruyter said on Wednesday.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Mantashe urges mines to comply with regulations or be forced to shut down

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe warned that government would shut down any mining operation found not complying with Level 4 regulations.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Zimplats Q1 production up 31 percent

  • Date: 06-05-20
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: Zimbabwe Chronicle

ZIMPLATS Holdings Limited says production for the first quarter to March 31, 2020 totalled 151 620 ounces, which was 31 percent above the 115 908oz achieved the previous quarter.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Mantashe to receive R1m of PPE from Sibanye-Stillwater

  • Date: 06-05-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Weekly

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe will on May 6 receive personal protective equipment (PPE) worth R1-million from precious metals mining company Sibanye-Stillwater.

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MINING: Mining in the shadow of Covid-19

  • Date: 06-05-20
  • Category: MI
  • Source: City Press

Mine workers returning to work say they are anxious about being infected or infecting others. Some say they had no choice but to go back as they feared losing their jobs

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