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PGM PRODUCERS: Sibanye plans to cut over 5,000 jobs in Marikana restructuring

JOHANNESBURG — South African miner Sibanye-Stillwater said on Wednesday it planned to cut around 5,270 jobs, or about 6% of its workforce, as it restructures its loss-making Marikana operations that it acquired this year.

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PGM PROJECTS: Platinum Group Metals boosts reserves at Waterberg mine with new DFS

Platinum Group Metals (TSX: PTM) have announced positive results from an independent definitive feasibility study (DFS) on the Waterberg platinum mine. The project, located in South Africa’s Bushveld Complex, is a joint venture between Platinum Group Metals (37.05%), JOGMEC (21.95%), Mnombo Wethu Consultants (26%) and Impala Platinum (15%).

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ESKOM: Zambia to import electricity from Eskom to plug severe deficit

  • Date: 24-09-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Fin 24

Zambia will import electricity from South Africa starting next month to help plug a severe deficit that’s causing daily power cuts lasting about eight hours, according to the acting managing director of the power utility in Africa’s second-biggest copper producer.

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DIESEL: Global progress toward soot-free diesel vehicles in 2019

  • Date: 23-09-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: ICCT

This report assesses global progress in 2019 toward reducing black carbon emissions from diesel on-road light-duty and heavy-duty vehicles. As of July 2019, 39 countries have implemented “soot-free” standards for new heavy-duty diesel engines that achieve a 99% or greater reduction in black carbon emissions compared with older-technology diesel engines. Five countries have adopted such standards for implementation before 2025, and at least six countries are planning to complete the transition to

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LITHIUM: Tianqi Lithium in supply deal with Sweden's Northvolt

  • Date: 23-09-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Tianqi Lithium Corp (002466.SZ), one of the world’s biggest lithium producers, said on Tuesday that its Australian unit had signed a long-term supply agreement with Swedish battery maker Northvolt.

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DIESEL: Honda to cease diesel vehicle sales in Europe by 2021

  • Date: 23-09-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Honda Motor Co Ltd said on Monday it would phase out all diesel cars by 2021 in favor of models with electric propulsion systems, as the Japanese automaker moves to electrify all of its European cars by 2025.

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ACQUISITION: NAP partners with Implats, Transition on Ontario project

  • Date: 23-09-19
  • Category: ACQUISITIONS
  • Source: Mining Weekly

North American Palladium (NAP), the owner of the Lac des Iles (LDI) mine in Canada, has vested a 51% interest in the Sunday Lake project, leaving South African platinum major Impala Platinum (Implats) with a 24% shareholding, down from 75%.

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DIESEL: Euro 6 tipped to boost demand for used diesel cars in UK

  • Date: 23-09-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Just Auto

The mass arrival of Euro 6-compliant diesel cars on the UK's used market could see the fuel regain its position as the preferred low emission option for buyers, according to Shoreham Vehicle Auctions (SVA).

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