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SOUTH AFRICA: Wind farms seek counsel on Eskom curtailing supply amid Covid-19 outbreak

Cape Town - The wind independent power producers (IPP) industry is seeking legal counsel on whether reduced electricity demand as a result of Covid-19 outbreak allows Eskom to cut back on energy from operational wind farms.

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PGM PROJECTS: Wesizwe Platinum delay in provision of results for the year ended 31 December 2019

Shareholders are hereby advised that, as a result of the lockdown announced by the President on 20 March 2020, the publication of the Company’s financial results for the year ended 31 December 2019 will be delayed. The lockdown required the Bakubung Platinum Mine to be put in to care and maintenance for 21 days.

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PGM PROJECTS: Waterberg JV partners sign amended agreement

  • Date: 03-04-20
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Mining Weekly

Dual-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) says the shareholders of Waterberg JV Resources have executed a formal amended purchase and development option agreement with Impala Platinum (Implats).

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ESKOM: Eskom wants Medupi Unit 3 defect repairs completed on schedule despite Covid-19 restrictions

  • Date: 03-04-20
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Mining Weekly

State-owned electricity utility Eskom has not shifted its April 9 deadline for returning Medupi Unit 3 to service, despite work restrictions imposed at the Lephalale site, in Limpopo, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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APPOINTMENT: Group Ten Metals Appoints CFO and Provides Update Regarding COVID-19 Response

Group Ten Metals Inc. (PGE.V)(PGEZF) ("Group Ten") announces the appointment Rebecca Moriarty of Malaspina Consultants Inc. ("Malaspina") as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Ms. Moriarty is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has over 20 years of experience in the mining industry

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PGM PROJECTS: Ivanhoe moves hundreds to mine site

Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN) co-chairs Robert Friedland and Yufeng ‘Miles’ Sun announced that, despite the fact that no covid-19 cases have been discovered at its projects, strict quarantine and lockdown measures have been implemented at Kamoa-Kakula, Platreef and Kipushi.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Nornickel may not sell all output if coronavirus crisis drags - report

MOSCOW, April 3 (Reuters) - Russian nickel and palladium producer Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) may find it hard to sell all of its output, as it normally can, if the coronavirus crisis persists, the company’s largest shareholder and president told a daily newspaper.

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LITHIUM: Successful completion of Lithium battery recycling pilot - Neo Metals

  • Date: 02-04-20
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Neo Metals

Project development company, Neometals Ltd (ASX: NMT) (“Neometals” or “the Company”), is pleased to announce the successful completion of its pilot plant test‐work (“Pilot”) on the Company’s proprietary lithium‐ion battery (“LIB”) recycling technology. The Pilot has validated earlier bench scale assumptions with high recoveries of the targeted suite of cathode active elements and refined them into high purity chemicals for re‐use in the battery supply chain.

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