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SOUTH AFRICA: Covid kills 13 mineworkers, no foreigners back at work

  • Date: 02-07-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Weekly

Thirteen mineworkers have now succumbed to the coronavirus, Minerals Council South Africa public affairs and transformation senior executive Tebello Chabana said on Thursday.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Power supply still a concern to South Africa's mining sector

London — South Africa's mining sector still has many concerns about power supply even after improvements to the network through short-term maintenance repairs.

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PGM PRODUCERS: RBPlat opens 200-bed field hospital to support govt in fight against Covid-19

Platinum group metals miner Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat), together with the North West Department of Health has officially opened the 200-bed Royal Bafokeng Platinum Field Hospital, in Rustenburg, at a cost of about R10-million, to support government’s already overburdened resources in the fight against Covid-19.

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ACQUISITIONS: Eurasia Mining puts itself up for sale

  • Date: 01-07-20
  • Category: ACQUISITIONS
  • Source: Mining Weekly

London-listed Eurasia Mining, which operates platinum group metals (PGMs) and gold mines in Russia, has started a formal sale process under the UK Takeover Code.

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FUEL CELLS: Amplats to trial hydrogen powered engines in 400 trucks at Mogalakwena

  • Date: 01-07-20
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Mining MX

ANGLO American Platinum (Amplats) will next year convert 400 mine haul trucks to hydrogen power in a pilot plant that, if successful, will be extended throughout Anglo American, said Bloomberg News.

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AUTO SALES: French June Car Sales Show First Monthly Gain Since Virus

  • Date: 01-07-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

French car sales rose for the first time this year in a sign government incentives toward auto purchases are helping the sector claw back from a deep slump triggered by the coronavirus.

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AUTO SALES: Japan's new auto sales skid 23% year-on-year in June: industry data

  • Date: 01-07-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese new auto sales dropped by nearly a quarter in June from a year earlier as consumers continued to hit the brakes on car purchases in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, industry association data showed on Wednesday.

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INVESTMENT: Bullion platinum investment at an all-time high, says WPIC

  • Date: 01-07-20
  • Category: INVESTMENT
  • Source: Mining Weekly

The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) reports that sales of platinum bullion products – retail bars and coins – surged to record highs in the first quarter of the year, with purchases totalling 312 000 oz.

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