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ESKOM: The Only Option for Eskom Is One South Africa Can't Afford

  • Date: 19-06-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Yahoo Finance

Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. supplies 95% of the nation’s electricity. If it went bankrupt, the entire economy would be dragged down as well. The danger of that is growing: The utility has a mountain of debt, doesn’t produce enough power to meet demand or cover its costs and urgently needs to implement a turnaround plan that will hinge on government aid.

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PALLADIUM: Palladium performance: can the price go any higher?

  • Date: 19-06-19
  • Category: PALLADIUM
  • Source: Mining Technology

Palladium prices spiked in March as a vehicle emissions controversy in the US and a potential export ban in Russia drove demand for the electric vehicle component. Julian Turner talks price volatility and long-term supplies with Ross Strachan, senior commodities economist at Capital Economics.

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COINS: SA Reserve Bank working on developing a platinum coin

  • Date: 19-06-19
  • Category: COINS
  • Source: IOL

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has said that it was working with the Minerals Council and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy to develop a platinum coin.

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PGM PRODUCERS: The Biggest Winner From a Rise in Precious Metals

The world’s best-performing precious-metals stock is up almost 90% this year, and there are signs the rally could run even further.

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RESEARCH: The secret of platinum deposits revealed by field observations in South Africa

  • Date: 19-06-19
  • Category: RESEARCH
  • Source: Science Daily

Most of the world's economically-viable platinum deposits occur as 'reefs' in layered intrusions -- thin layers of silicate rocks that contain sulphides enriched in platinum group elements which are so vital for the sustainable development of modern human society.

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LITHIUM: India And Australia Strike Their First Lithium Deal To Meet Future Demand For Electric Car Batteries

  • Date: 19-06-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Forbes

India and Australia are joining together in a deal which could see Australian lithium used in the first Indian refinery to produce battery grade material for electric cars.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: India plans to exempt electric vehicles from registration fee

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has issued draft rules to exempt electric vehicles from paying registration fee, the government said in a statement on Wednesday, as it looks to cut its dependence on fossil fuels.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Long-Range EVs Are The Antithesis Of Efficiency And Sustainability

During last week's annual meeting of Tesla stockholders, CEO Elon Musk boasted, "It won't be long before we have a 400-mile range car."

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