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APPOINTMENT: Eskom appoints chairman as interim CEO

  • Date: 01-08-19
  • Category: APPOINTMENT
  • Source: African Law Business

Eskom has appointed an interim chief executive during a difficult time for the South African electricity utility. Jabu Mabuza, chairman of Eskom since 2018, has today taken over as the beleaguered state energy company’s acting chief executive, while the South African state-owned corporation seeks a permanent leader.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Zimplats records 2% reduction in ore mined in 4th quarter

PLATINUM producer Zimplats 4E metal production rose by 3% to 147 136 ounces in the quarter to June 30 from 143 446 ounces in the previous period due to metal recoveries.

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DIESEL: Revival of diesel? How the dead hand of the past steers the German economy

  • Date: 01-08-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: ICCT

One of the most-read blog posts on the ICCT website is one that I wrote back in 2012. Despite its age, it attracts a surprisingly high number of readers. We are not exactly sure why. My colleague Anup Bandivadekar speculates that the title ("The dead hand of the past") has an influence. On the other hand, maybe the content of my 2012 blog post is indeed still relevant and exciting.

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MINING: Pressure must be applied to force platinum mining to go green, conference hears

  • Date: 01-08-19
  • Category: MINING
  • Source: Mining Weekly

JOHANNESBURG ( – The need for pressure to be applied to the platinum mining industry to go “green” was expressed at Nedbank CIB Mark Research's recent conference on fuel cells in Cape Town.

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RAND: South Africa's rand steadies as markets await Fed verdict

  • Date: 31-07-19
  • Category: RAND
  • Source: Reuters

JOHANNESBURG, July 31 (Reuters) - South Africa’s rand steadied against the dollar in late trade on Wednesday, as investors awaited a likely cut in interest rates by the U.S. Federal Reserve, shifting the spotlight away from domestic economic troubles.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Hyundai Kona Electric explodes in Montreal garage

The explosion of a 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric in a Montreal, Canada, garage Saturday literally blew the doors off.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: UK car production down 20% in first half

Data released by the SMMT shows that car output fell 20% during the first half of the year as the UK automotive trade body also warned that the industry is incurring substantial Brexit mitigation costs ahead of the UK's planned departure from the EU trade bloc on October 31st.

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PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel, the largest palladium and refined nickel producer in the world, announces today preliminary consolidated production results for the second quarter and the first half of 2019.

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