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Albemarle warns lithium sales sliding amidst weak EV market

By: Reuters     6th August 2020 Albemarle, the world's largest producer of lithium for electric vehicle batteries, warned on Wednesday that its third quarter sales and profit will dip as automakers produce fewer EVs due to the coronavirus pandemic. The warning came after the company posted a 45% drop in second-quarter profit... 

Post-Covid challenges for automotive sector to put strain on platinum demand – WPIC 

By: Simone Liedtke     31st July 2020 Demand from the automotive sector is the largest demand segment for platinum, accounting for around 40% of yearly platinum demand. The industry mainly uses platinum in autocatalysts or catalytic converters in internal combustion engine vehicles.  

Departments will have to submit productivity assessments from next year

By: Marleny Arnoldi     24th July 2020 The Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) has confirmed that all government departments will be legally mandated to submit productivity assessment reports from the end of March 2021. The reports will be assessed according to a tool developed by DPSA, which was approved by the... 

CNG conversion now available from DAF Trucks

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd July 2020 Babcock – the sole distributor of DAF Trucks in southern Africa – is tackling carbon emissions and exploring more efficient fuel alternatives by bringing dual fuel CNG-powered DAF Trucks to the southern African market, and maintaining the trucks’ full warranty, even when using dual fuel... 

EVs are starting to buoy the global metals market

By: Bloomberg     7th July 2020 The market gloom over the metals that will power the cars of the future is starting to lift. Supply overhangs and then the coronavirus pandemic had crushed short-term prospects for the minerals used to make rechargeable batteries. But new government commitments to green transport in China and... 

Copper poised to maintain upward price trajectory, says ERG CEO

By: Simone Liedtke     6th July 2020 Diversified miner Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) says the unprecedented levels of stimulus across the world are set to sustain the recovery in copper demand in the longer term, with the supply impact of the Covid-19 pandemic expected to extend beyond this year. Growth drivers include the digital... 

Covid-19 pushes back start of Navara production at Nissan SA 

By: Irma Venter     6th July 2020 The start of assembly of the one-ton Navara pickup at Nissan South Africa’s (Nissan SA’s) Rosslyn plant, in Pretoria, has been pushed back from November this year to early next year, says Nissan Group of Africa MD Shinkichi Izumi. “Covid-19 has caused a slight delay in the start of production.” 

EV rally to maintain demand for battery metals despite Covid-19

By: Donna Slater     3rd July 2020 Although subdued as a result of Covid-19, demand for battery metals, including cobalt, lithium and copper, will remain strong as a result of growth in the global electric vehicles (EV) market, business intelligence company CRU UK cobalt, lithium and battery markets senior analyst George Heppel... 

Motus to cull 40% of rental fleet as Covid-19 takes toll

By: Irma Venter     3rd July 2020 Automotive group Motus will reduce its vehicle rental fleet by 40% and close 20 sites within its rental business, says CEO Osman Arbee. Motus operates the Europcar and Tempest vehicle hire brands, operating through 100 car rental outlets in South Africa and 17 outlets in neighbouring countries. 

Components makers face cash crunch, demand imbalance

By: Irma Venter     3rd July 2020 The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (Naacam) is not aware of any dedicated automotive components company that has closed its doors following the Covid-19 lockdown period, says executive director Renai Moothilal. “But I don’t think the full impact of the... 

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