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PGM PRODUCERS: Our future is bright: Mimosa

Platinum miner Mimosa says it is performing at full capacity and sees no threats of losses for its operation in the immediate future.

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ESKOM: Eskom teams up with police to restore electricity supply in Gauteng

  • Date: 19-07-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: ESI Africa

The Gauteng Provincial Government and Eskom agreed to implement joint action to decisively deal with the problems of ongoing disruptions in the supply of electricity in a number of areas in the province.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Anglo American Platinum Q2 2019 production report

  • Date: 18-07-19
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: Anglo American Platinum

Total PGM production increased by 1% to 1,118,700 ounces (platinum production increased by 3% to 520,300 ounces and palladium production decreased by 1% to 347,100 ounces), excluding Sibanye-Stillwater Rustenburg 4E material which transitioned to a tolling arrangement from 1 January 2019. Despite the increase in production, the quarter was impacted by unprotected industrial action at Mototolo, maintenance at Mogalakwena North Concentrator and production challenges at Modikwa and Mototolo.

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FUEL CELLS: Platinum-linked fuel cell business accelerating at rapid rate, say experts

  • Date: 18-07-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Mining Weekly

CAPE TOWN ( – South Africa is continuing to gather top-tier insight into fuel cell technology as it navigates the electric vehicle market’s growing links to this country’s globally unparalleled platinum group metals (PGMs) industry.

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HYDROGEN: World first for Aberdeen as city orders 15 double decker hydrogen buses

  • Date: 18-07-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Press and Journal

The city already operates single- decker vehicles, fuelled by the emerging technology, which proponents say is cleaner than traditional fossil fuels. A new contract was signed this month to deliver 15 city buses with the project funded by Aberdeen City Council, European Union (FCH JU) and the Scottish Government with an investment of about half a million pounds per vehicle.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: Platinum giants eye Sibanye's gold mining deal as wage yardstick

JOHANNESBURG – South African platinum producers could use Sibanye-Stillwater’s pay settlement with gold miners earlier this year as a benchmark in wage talks with labour unions, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Amplats output from own managed mines down 4% in second quarter

JOHANNESBURG - Anglo American Platinum said on Thursday output from its own managed mines decreased by four percent to 633,600 ounces in the second quarter of 2019, due to lower production from Mogalakwena and Mototolo.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Amplats maintains full-year guidance

Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) still expects to achieve its full-year metal-in-concentrate production guidance of 4.2-million to 4.5-million platinum group metal (PGM) ounces.

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