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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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AUTO SALES: VW sees multi-speed virus rebound led by China

  • Date: 06-05-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

FRANKFURT -- Volkswagen Group said demand in China was starting to rebound, thanks to customers who are switching from public transport to personal vehicles, but warned sales would not recover as quickly in other parts of the world.

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MINING: Pollution causing birth defects in children of DRC cobalt miners – study

  • Date: 06-05-20
  • Category: MINING
  • Source: The Guardian

Thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are being exposed to dangerous levels of toxic pollution that is causing birth defects in their children as they mine for cobalt used to make rechargeable batteries for smartphones, laptops and electric cars, a new medical study has found.

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