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SOUTH AFRICA: Nearly 5,000 jobs go at Marikana as Sibanye-Stillwater ends talks

  • Date: 20-01-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Journal

Sibanye-Stillwater (JSE: SGL) has confirmed almost 5,000 jobs will go from its Marikana platinum group metals operation in South Africa as it concluded the Section 189A consultation process with relevant stakeholders.

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BATTERIES: China embraces battery-swapping system for EVs

  • Date: 20-01-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Auto News

China is stepping up efforts to facilitate initiatives that allow swapping electric-vehicle batteries on-the-go, seeking to further spur the adoption of EVs in the world’s biggest car market.

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ACQUISITION: Anglo American agrees £405m takeover deal for Sirius Minerals

  • Date: 20-01-20
  • Category: ACQUISITIONS
  • Source: The Guardian

The mining company Anglo American has agreed to buy Sirius Minerals for £405m in a deal that rescues plans to dig the UK’s first deep mine in 40 years under the North York Moors.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Three miners die at mining operations in Free State and North West

  • Date: 19-01-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Dispatch Live

Three miners died at mining operations in the Free State and North West in the past week, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said on Sunday.

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ZIMBABWE: Zim platinum leakages hurting national purse

  • Date: 19-01-20
  • Category: ZIMBABWE
  • Source: Newsday

WITH its economy tanking, Zimbabwe is looking to mining for salvation. But platinum ore exports may be leaking millions of dollars in potential revenue the country needs to plug an acute shortage of foreign currency, fuel and drugs, according to local mining experts.

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BATTERIES: China Embraces Battery-Swapping System for Electric Vehicles

  • Date: 17-01-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Bloomberg

China is stepping up efforts to facilitate initiatives that allow swapping electric-vehicle batteries on-the-go, seeking to further spur the adoption of EVs in the world’s biggest car market.

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LITHIUM: Bid deadline extended for North American Lithium

  • Date: 17-01-20
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Sayona Mining

Emerging lithium miner Sayona Mining Limited (ASX:SYA) announced today the bid deadline for North American Lithium(NAL) has been extended by the administrator to no later than 2pm (Montreal time),21 February 2020,compared to the previous 21 January deadline.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Fiat Chrysler and Foxconn plan Chinese electric vehicle joint venture

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the parent of iPhone assembler Foxconn plan to set up a joint venture to build electric cars and develop internet-connected vehicles.

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