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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: Wage deal with Amcu averts a strike in SA’s platinum sector

After four months of negotiations, the platinum sector has managed to avert a strike as three major producers inked a wage deal with the majority union.

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ESKOM: Electricity debt impasse will plunge us into darkeness

  • Date: 16-11-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Sowetan Live

The impasse over the R18bn debt to Eskom by Soweto residents represents a ticking time bomb if quick and sustainable solutions are not found.

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ESKOM: Very low reliability levels of generation plant performance

  • Date: 16-11-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Fin 24

Eskom said in an update on Saturday morning that the power system remains constrained and vulnerable.

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ESKOM: No load shedding expected but the ‘probability remains’

  • Date: 16-11-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: The South African

We’re on the brink of load shedding once again, but not quite. Eskom issued a power alert on Saturday 16 November to assure South Africans that “no load shedding is expected today”.

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ESKOM: Power system remains ‘constrained and vulnerable’: Eskom warns

  • Date: 16-11-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Sowetan Live

Eskom warned on Saturday that the power system remained under strain but said that no load-shedding was expected over the weekend.

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FERROCHROME: Noront considers building small-scale ferrochrome pilot plant in Sudbury

  • Date: 15-11-19
  • Category: FERROCHROME
  • Source: Timmins Today

Fifteen months after Sudbury was rejected as the future home of a billion-dollar Noront Resources Ltd. smelter, it appears the Nickel City may yet win a skinny-downed slice of ferrochrome pie.

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INDIA: Market analysis of heavy-duty vehicles in India for fiscal year 2017–2018

  • Date: 15-11-19
  • Category: INDIA
  • Source: ICCT

Regulators are working toward an India-specific version of the European Commission’s Vehicle Energy Consumption Calculation Tool (VECTO), and its use in future fuel efficiency regulations would allow India to implement simulation-based standards that are more aligned with trends in other major vehicle markets.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: AMCU postpones platinum wage pact signing as it was seeking further ‘technical’ talks

SOUTH Africa’s platinum group metal (PGM) producers put the celebrations on hold today as the Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union (AMCU) said it was seeking further “technical” talks before formally agreeing to a new wage deal.

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