Consulting analysts in tomorrow’s commodities and technologies

News

PGM PRODUCERS: Implats’s return to profit sets scene for tough wage talks

A return to full-year profits for Impala Platinum (Implats) sets the scene for tough wage negotiations for the world’s second-largest miner of the metal and its peers.

View full story

WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: South African platinum firms kick off wage talks

JOHANNESBURG, July 9 (Reuters) - The world’s top platinum miners kicked off talks with South Africa’s unions on Tuesday in what is expected to be a tough round of wage talks, as a rise in profits is likely to provoke higher wage demands.

View full story

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Sibanye-Stillwater’s Froneman vows group will keep pace with the EV revolution

NEAL Froneman, CEO of Sibanye-Stillwater, and Joseph Mathunjwa, the leader of the militant Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), have something in common: they both have a passion for and play musical instruments.

View full story

ESKOM: Expert predicts “load shedding soon” as energy supply wobbles

  • Date: 09-07-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: The South African

Well, we had a good run. Reports have emerged that Eskom have a shortage in capacity. The firm aren't worried about load shedding, but Ted Blom is.

View full story

ESKOM: Eskom Has Yet Another Headache: An $813 Million Annual Carbon Tax Bill

  • Date: 09-07-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Bloomberg

South Africa’s troubled state-owned power utility has yet another thing to worry about -- a big carbon tax bill expected to kick in from 2023.

View full story

PGM PROJECTS: Miner Advances Exploration at Flagship PGE Project

  • Date: 09-07-19
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Street Wise Reports

Maurice Jackson: Joining us today is Michael Rowley, president and CEO of Group Ten Metals Inc. (PGE:TSX.V; PGEZF:OTCQB; 5D32:FSE), which is known for platinum, palladium, nickel, copper and cobalt in the Stillwater district in Montana.

View full story

COBALT: Congo's Jan to May copper output slides 16%, cobalt down 21%

  • Date: 09-07-19
  • Category: COBALT
  • Source: Mining Weekly

DAKAR – Copper production in Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa's top producer, fell by 16.2% year-on-year in the January to May period, while cobalt output slid 21.5%, the central bank said on Tuesday.

View full story

FUEL: The Race to Fuel the Buses of Future Is On

  • Date: 08-07-19
  • Category: FUEL
  • Source: Bloomberg

There’s no denying it: Oil, once the lifeblood of America’s buses and trucks, is no longer king of the fleets. Two decades ago, diesel and gasoline fueled virtually all of the country’s municipal buses. Now, they burn in less than 45%.

View full story