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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: South Africa's RBPlat concludes five-year wage deal with unions

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 25 (Reuters) - South African mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum RBPJ.J said on Monday it had agreed to a five-year wage deal with its biggest trade union the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).

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ESKOM: Ramaphosa signs bill granting Eskom R59bn

  • Date: 25-11-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Fin 24

President Cyril Ramaphosa has assented to a special appropriation bill which will see Eskom get an additional R59bn in the next two years.

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EMISSIONS: Eskom, Arcelor Among S. Africa Firms Lacking Emissions Plans

  • Date: 25-11-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Bloomberg

Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., which accounts for two-fifths of South Africa’s greenhouse-gas emissions, leads the country’s biggest emitters in its failure to set targets to reduce its impact on the climate, a report shows.

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CHINA: Desperate Beijing motorists marrying people just so they can secure a licence plate for their car

  • Date: 25-11-19
  • Category: CHINA
  • Source: South China Morning Post

Television report shows how drivers are willing to pay more than US$20,000 for a sham marriage with someone who has a valid registration

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COBALT: China Nonferrous Metals Industry Annual Meeting 2019: Global cobalt raw materials glut to ease in 2020

  • Date: 25-11-19
  • Category: COBALT
  • Source: SMM News

SHANGHAI, Nov 25 (SMM) – Global supply surplus of cobalt raw materials will ease in the near term as smelters in China resume procurement from overseas after domestic stockpiles shrinking over the past three quarters.

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NORNICKEL: Nornickel to Invest Billions in Growth

  • Date: 24-11-19
  • Category: NORNICKEL
  • Source: The Munich Eye

Norilsk Nickel aims to increase its capital investment up to $2.5-2.8 billion next year, which will significantly exceed the expenditures in 2019, which amounted to $1.3-1.5 billion. Company representatives announced this at their presentation on Investors Day in London recently. The company's capital expenditures can reach $3.4 billion in 2021 and may jump as high as $4 billion in 2022-2025, which will double its capital investments growth over the entire period.

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ESKOM: Eskom rejects all tariff concession requests

  • Date: 24-11-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: City Press

Eskom has refused every request it received from struggling intensive energy users for tariff concessions, the power utility has confirmed.

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PGM PROJECTS: Not this mine. Not this location.

  • Date: 23-11-19
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Star Tribune

The proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely unambiguously threatens the waters of the BWCA and beyond — waters that aren't just meant to be kept pristine but that are particularly sensitive to pollutants. Evidence that regulatory processes can help matters has grown slim.

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