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ESKOM: No power outages planned for this week: Eskom

  • Date: 21-10-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: ENCA

Eskom says no power outages are planned for Monday and probably throughout the week.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Audi to release A6 plug-in hybrid

Audi is expanding its range of electrified models to include the A6 55 TFSI e quattro. However, the plug-in hybrid can only be ordered for the limousine of the popular company car model – from just under 69,000 euros.

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BATTERIES: BMW is changing their resource strategy

  • Date: 21-10-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Elecdrive

The BMW Group is changing its strategy for purchasing raw materials for electric cars. In the case of important materials such as lithium and cobalt, intermediaries are to disappear from the supply chain.

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ZIMBABWE: ‘US$12bn from mining is small change’

  • Date: 20-10-19
  • Category: ZIMBABWE
  • Source: Sunday Mail

Zimbabwean miners have thrown their weight behind Government’s roadmap towards attaining a US$12 billion mining industry in the next three years, saying the targets were achievable, but implored the need to come up with a collective action plan.

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ESKOM: Industries counting the costs from power cuts

  • Date: 20-10-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: IOL

JOHANNESBURG - Heavy industry and intensive energy users are counting the costs of the country’s unplanned power cuts on their business operations after Eskom implemented stage 2 load shedding this week.

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NORNICKEL: Potanin says smelter in Nikel will be closed

  • Date: 20-10-19
  • Category: NORNICKEL
  • Source: Barents Observer

Nornickel has hinted about it earlier, but now it seems more real. The days of the bad-polluting nickel-smelter in Russia’s border-town to Norway are counted. It will be closed and the 800 employees will get new tasks. If to believe Vladmimir Potanin, President and main shareholder of Nornickel that operates the factory.

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ZIMBABWE: New ventures for US$12bn mining plan

  • Date: 20-10-19
  • Category: ZIMBABWE
  • Source: Sunday Mail

President Emmerson Mnangagwa will preside over the commissioning of three mining projects – two in the chrome sector and one in coal and hydrocarbons – over the next two months, as Government steps up efforts to exponentially increase revenue generation from the sector to US$12 billion over the next four years.

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ESKOM: Additional power generating units expected to return to service - Eskom

  • Date: 20-10-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Algoa FM

Eskom says additional power generating units are expected to return to service on Sunday and repairs are progressing well on the conveyor belt at Medupi power station.

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