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25 May 2017
11 Apr 2017
Unions back Seriti's purchase of Anglo coal mines
Two labour unions on Tuesday publicly backed the sale by Anglo American of coal assets to Seriti, the new black-owned start-up with aspirations to be South Africa’s next mining champion. Both the...
10 Apr 2017
R2.3bn Anglo coal sale to Seriti may hit Eskom ownership snag
A new aspirant South African mining champion on Monday announced its intention to purchase Anglo American’s Eskom-tied domestic thermal coal operations in South Africa, which would position the...
09 Mar 2017
Delayed legislation stopping mining from firing on all cylinders – Exxaro
South Africa’s economic growth remains inadequate to drive the changes required for the country’s socioeconomic challenges and the continued delay in the promulgation of key minerals legislation is...
Coal-boosted Exxaro’s earnings soar
Diversified mining company Exxaro delivered a strong performance in the 12 months to December 31, with its higher net operating profit boosted by higher coal selling prices. The headline earnings...
31 Jan 2017
RBCT targeting export of 77Mt of coal in 2017
The export target of Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) for 2017 is 77-million tonnes, which has been set against the backdrop of the terminal hitting an all-time monthly export record of...
13 Jul 2016
Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe launches an extra loop to increase rail capacity for Transnet
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Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises, Bulelani Magwanishe, will on 14 July, launch an extra loop to increase the rail capacity for Transnet trains that operate between Lephalale and Richards Bay...
22 Jun 2016
RBCT unveils new R49m coal sampling lab
The new R49-million coal sampling laboratory opened at the Richards Bay Coal Terminal on Wednesday ensures faster sample turnaround times from a state-of-the-art facility built in partnership with...
07 Jun 2016
Sasol targeting step change in coal mining productivity
Sasol Mining is targeting a productivity leap at its coal mines in Secunda, which supply 40-million tonnes of run-of-mine coal a year to the company’s coal-to-liquids synfuels plant in Secunda. Up...
24 May 2016
RBCT CEO to stand down
Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) CEO Nosipho Siwisa-Damasane will be stepping down after four years at the helm. RBCT said on Tuesday that GM finance Alan Waller would be taking over as CEO from...
12 Apr 2016
Transnet: Port of Richards Bay celebrates 40 years
South Africa’s premier bulk port commemorated its 40th anniversary on Friday, 1st April, with further celebratory events planned for the remainder of the milestone year. The Port of Richards Bay...
03 Mar 2016
Coal coming off the bottom – Exxaro
There are indications that the coal market, which suffered heavily depressed prices last year, is beginning to come off the bottom. “I think we’re through the trough,” Exxaro FD Wim De Klerk said...
09 Feb 2016
Unlock South Africa/Botswana coal in tandem, Exxaro urges at Indaba
All stakeholders should recommit to the development of the Waterberg coalfields in tandem with neighbouring Botswana in order to unlock the entire region’s coal potential and improve transport...
19 Jan 2016
Richards Bay Coal Terminal sets new 75.4Mt export record
The Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) last year exported 75.4-million tonnes of coal to set a new record and exceed its target. The 5.7% increase over 2014’s 71.2-million tonnes is seen as a strong...
08 Jul 2015
Inland terminal rapid rail master plans urged for new coal basins
A new logistical concept involving the overland conveying of coal to inland terminals for processing prior to rapid railing to ocean terminals is being proposed for new coal basins, to boost...
11 Feb 2014
Davies, Gigaba urge consumers to ‘buy local’
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies says the impact and success of the Buy Local Campaign, which was launched by 2001, remains dependent on the extent to which the private sector and...

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