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Coal is far from dead

The launch of Sibambene Coal as a new player in the sector proves there’s still life in coal.

State-owned mining company secures option to acquire Optimum Coal

With a down-payment of R1 billion.

Transnet in talks to construct coal line link to Botswana

The link with Botswana Railways will enable about 80m tonnes of coal transported annually from Botswana for export and domestic use.

New pressures on Eskom’s plant performance, energy availability

Work on operational units appears to be continuing but workers apparently 'on tenterhooks'.

FirstRand joins exodus of banks withdrawing funding of coal-fired power

Banks are coming under increased pressure from society, shareholders and some national governments regarding funding of new coal-fired power stations.

RBCT says 2018 coal exports fall

Coal exports fell in 2018, due to lower exports to South Korea.

The curious case of Jabu Mabuza and Eskom’s coal policy

Denies policy that 'drove majors out of industry' ever existed.

Candlelight Christmas – Eskom warns of load shedding risk

Utility going all-out to remedy the situation; by December 2019 will have implemented 59 'planned outages'.

The coal crisis at Eskom worsens …

Putting the uninterrupted provision of power at risk.

South Africa’s new coal-fired plants must have emissions technology

New coal plants must have technology to reducing harmful emissions.

SA coal terminal boosts productivity with R1.34bn upgrade

Terminal on track meet record 77m ton export target.

SA’s Burgh Group picked to keep Gupta coal mines going

Temporary agreement will provide necessary banking facilities.

Gupta owned Optimum mine starts business rescue proceedings

Eskom said coal had been diverted from other mines to supply the power station after workers at Optimum downed tools and coal was not delivered.

RBCT says 2017 coal exports at record high

Exports surge to 76.47 million tonnes.

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