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PGM PRODUCERS: Uasa delighted over Labour Court judgment against Impala Platinum

JOHANNESBURG - The Union Association of South Africa (Uasa) scored a major victory after the Labour Court ruled against Impala Platinum (Implats) for an unlawful deduction of workers' leave days during the five-month platinum belt strike in 2014.

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HYDROGEN: Industrial hydrogen: a 20 MW project in the Netherlands

  • Date: 23-01-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: McPhy

La Motte Fanjas (France), January 22, 2020 – 08:00 am CET – McPhy (Euronext Paris Compartment C: MCPHY, FR0011742329), a specialist in hydrogen production and distribution equipment, today announces it has been selected to equip the largest electrolysis plant for zero-carbon hydrogen production, the first of its kind and on this scale in Europe.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Anglo American Platinum Limited PGM Production Report for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2019

  • Date: 23-01-20
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: Anglo American Platinum

Anglo American Platinum remains committed to the elimination of fatalities and reports zero fatalities in the period. For the first time ever, managed operations were fatal free for the year. The Total Recordable Case Frequency Rate (“TRCFR”) per million hours at managed operations for the quarter improved 41% to 1.75 compared to 2.99 in the prior period.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Court dismisses Amcu move against layoffs

  • Date: 23-01-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Business Live

The Constitutional Court has dismissed an application by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) for leave to appeal against a lower court’s judgment on retrenchments at Royal Bafokeng platinum mine five years ago.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Eskom, South Africa Treasury Seek Renewal of $1 Billion Loan Facility

Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. and South Africa’s National Treasury are in talks with banks to renew a 15 billion rand ($1.04 billion) government-guaranteed loan facility that the indebted state power utility announced in February last year.

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AUTO SALES: As EV sales tumble, Beijing mulls extending subsidies

  • Date: 23-01-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

SHANGHAI -- China’s ministry of finance in September reaffirmed the agency’s schedule to phase out subsidies for electrified vehicles at the end of 2020.

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CHINA: Industry regulator: Market needs 2 years to recover

  • Date: 23-01-20
  • Category: CHINA
  • Source: Automotive News

It will probably take two years for new-vehicle sales in China to resume growth with the economy still facing downward pressures, a top official with China’s auto industry regulator predicts.

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BATTERIES: 42 Global Organizations Agree on Guiding Principles for Batteries to Power Sustainable Energy Transition

  • Date: 23-01-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: World Economic Forum

23 January, Davos, Switzerland – Batteries will be a major driver in reducing the carbon footprint of the transport and power sectors through the use of electric vehicles and renewable energy. To help companies and governments, the Global Battery Alliance designed 10 guiding principles for the creation of a sustainable battery chain by 2030.

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