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PGM PRODUCERS: Pilanesberg Platinum Mine: Crushing its targets

Situated on the Western Limb of South Africa’s Bushveld Complex, the open cast Pilanesberg Platinum Mine has delivered 10 years of steady PGM production build up.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Amcu issues stern warning to corporates that ‘steal from workers’

As the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) gears up to take on Samancor Chrome on behalf of workers, the union’s president Joseph Mathunjwa has issued out a warning against multinational companies that “steal worker’s money”.

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ACQUISITIONS: North American Palladium sold for $1bn to Impala Palladium

  • Date: 10-10-19
  • Category: ACQUISITIONS
  • Source: Business Chief

Impala Platinum Holdings ltd (Implats), based in South Africa, said on 7 October that it would buy North American Palladium Ltd, based in Canada for CA$1bn. The deal will be the first time Implats have made an acquisition outside of Africa.

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ACQUISITIONS: EDITORIAL: Implats makes astute move into Canada

  • Date: 10-10-19
  • Category: ACQUISITIONS
  • Source: Business Live

The R11.4bn deal hands platinum miner a company that has been riding a wave of investor optimism about palladium

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FUEL CELLS: 5th Annual National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day

  • Date: 10-10-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: FCHEA

National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day was created to help raise awareness of a clean energy technology that is here now. October 8th (10.08) was chosen in reference to the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008)

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PGM PRODUCERS: Tharisa in reset mode, output down but not out

JOHANNESBURG – JSE-listed Tharisa Minerals on Tuesday told investors that its output fell in the year ended in September compared to the prior year after shaking up its mining operations.

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CHROME: Amcu ropes in human rights lawyer Richard Spoor in Samancor battle

  • Date: 10-10-19
  • Category: CHROME
  • Source: IOL

JOHANNESBURG – The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has roped in the human rights lawyer and civil suit litigator, Richard Spoor, to lead its legal battle against Samancor for allegedly shifting R28 billion in profit.

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FUEL CELLS: Coming soon: The world’s largest hydrogen mine-haul truck to an Anglo mine

  • Date: 10-10-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Daily Maverick

Global diversified miner Anglo American has partnered with ENGIE, an energy services company, to build the world’s largest hydrogen-powered mine truck. That means 350-tonne diesel monsters will be replaced by 350-tonne hydrogen beasts that will be cleaner, quieter and require less maintenance.

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