ARTICLES RELATING TO COAL

Load shedding: Eskom calls Glencore's bluff

2015-09-04 13:44

Eskom has brokered a 60-day deal with Glencore to supply coal to the Hendrina power station, while talks continue to break the two company’s impasse.

Eskom’s coal standoff with Glencore unpacked

2015-08-24 07:18

ANALYSIS: The standoff between power supplier Eskom and commodity trading and mining group Glencore has long been coming.

Sibanye Gold seeks to buy coal mine for power

2015-08-06 19:12

Sibanye Gold is looking to buy a coal mine to help provide power as it strives to reduce its dependence on unreliable supplies from Eskom.

Eskom open to coal imports for new power stations

2015-07-28 14:08

Eskom says it is open to importing coal for plants it still plans to commission, a coal conference heard.

Solidarity rejects coal wage offer

2015-07-17 13:55

Trade union Solidarity has rejected an offer made by the Chamber of Mines at coal wage negotiations.

Rich nations in stalemate over coal subsidy

2015-06-12 20:00

Talks on phasing out a form of coal subsidies have ended in stalemate as Japan, the biggest user of the aid, led calls for more time.

SA lethargy hinders entrepreneur's power plan

2015-05-14 09:26

It has taken Ayanda Bam a decade to convince the government to back his plan to build and own a power plant even after the country’s president welcomed the idea.

Exxaro starts R250m water plant at SA coal mine

2015-04-09 16:00

Exxaro Resources says it’s treating 10 million litres of water daily at its R250m treatment plant at the Matla mine.

Eskom: Insisting on 50% BEE will send coal suppliers abroad

2015-03-16 15:26

A conflict has been revealed between the Mining Charter’s requirement for 26% BEE ownership and Eskom's insistence on 50%+ for coal suppliers.

IDC's coal mine, energy plans could lift Eskom

2015-02-12 11:19

South Africa’s state-owned development finance institution says it is looking at investing in more coal mines to support Eskom’s coal-fired plants.

 

Eskom wants compensation if Glencore can't supply coal

2015-08-26 11:24

Eskom says it wants compensation from Glencore's mining subsidiary Optimum if it is unable to supply coal to its Hendrina power plant.

Coal strike looms as NUM spurns wage offer

2015-08-12 15:20

Tension within the mining industry has ratcheted up after union NUM rejected the latest wage offer for the coal sector as “insulting”.

Glencore blames Eskom deal for Optimum woes

2015-08-05 06:45

Financial strain caused by an agreement with Eskom has resulted in its Optimum coal mine entering debt rescue proceedings, says Glencore.

SA talks green as it burns up the coal

2015-07-19 16:59

Recent development plans show that South Africa has no intention of scaling down on its coal dependency to provide the country with energy.

SA to spend R1.34bn on coal terminal upgrade

2015-07-16 10:44

Richards Bay Coal Terminal says it will begin a R1.34bn machine replacement programme after almost 40 years of use.

SA power plants face large coal shortfall

2015-05-27 15:33

Eskom faces a 17 million tonne coal shortfall by 2017 at its coal-fired power plants, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Guptas would welcome probe into Eskom coal deal

2015-04-19 17:23

The Gupta family has said it would welcome any investigation into the reported awarding of a coal supply contract by former Eskom board chair Zola Tsotsi.

NUM to submit wage demands by end of April

2015-04-08 14:15

The National Union of Mineworkers say it will submit its wage demands for the coal and gold sectors by the end of April, a delay of up to a month.

China makes push to ditch coal addiction

2015-03-05 12:52

China will boost efforts this year to rid itself of a strong addiction to coal in a bid to reduce damaging pollution and cut the energy intensity of its economy.

Coal price dip cost SA R23bn

2015-02-04 20:15

South Africa lost out on R23bn in coal export revenues last year due to a drop in prices for the commodity, says Mines Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi.

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