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PGM PROJECTS: Ivanhoe hails progress at Kamoa-Kakula, Platreef

Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN) said that progress at its Kakula copper project, the first of multiple planned mining areas at Kamoa-Kakula in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to move forward, with production slated for the third quarter of 2021.

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MINING: Climate-proofing mining operations in a era of climate change

  • Date: 09-03-20
  • Category: MINING
  • Source: Mining Review

By nature, mining activities are resource intensive, and by coincidence they are often located in geographies particularly vulnerable to climate change.

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EMISSIONS: GM urges China to delay new emissions regulations

  • Date: 09-03-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Just Auto

General Motors is urging the Chinese government to delay the next scheduled tightening of vehicle emissions regulations in the country due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus at the end of last year.

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ZIMBABWE: Diversifying Zimbabwe’s power matrix

  • Date: 09-03-20
  • Category: ZIMBABWE
  • Source: Zimbabwe Herald

Zimbabwe is setting its sights on diversifying the country’s energy matrix to ease dependence on its main ZESA electricity grid and power imports from neighbouring countries through the uptake of renewable energy.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Anglo Platinum's CEO steps down

Chris Griffith is stepping down as CEO of Anglo American Platinum. He'll be resigning after more than seven years in the post, at the age of 55.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Amcu asked to explain salaries and services in financial statements

  • Date: 09-03-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Daily Maverick

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union is once again under regulatory scrutiny. In a letter to the union from the labour department obtained by Business Maverick, it has been asked to clarify some eye-opening items in its 2018 financial statement.

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INVESTMENT: Big Five coins to promote platinum investment in South Africa

  • Date: 09-03-20
  • Category: INVESTMENT
  • Source: Mining Weekly

Prestige Bullion, a joint venture between the South African Mint and precious metals smelter Rand Refinery, will produce a new range of platinum coins, suited to retail investors, this year.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Auto Industry’s Virus Fears Shifting From Supply to Demand

Automakers and suppliers across the globe have been scrambling to keep production going after the coronavirus shuttered parts plants across China. Now a bigger fear is emerging: Consumers may be in no mood to buy cars and trucks.

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