Nuclear and renewable: SA's ambitious new energy mix

2015-11-23 06:39

Heavily reliant on coal-fired electricity, SA is launching ambitious new projects aimed at diversifying its energy sources and avoiding load shedding.

Chamber urges NUM to accept new wage offer

2015-10-13 09:34

The Chamber of Mines is expecting feedback on its latest wage offer today and has urged NUM to consider the impact of "unrealistic" wage hikes on jobs in the coal sector.

Union expects deal that will end coal strike

2015-10-12 06:33

The week-long strike in the coal sector could be coming to an end soon, as NUM members examine the Chamber of Mines’ latest and, seemingly, attractive offer.

The ball is in miners' court, say NUM coal strikers

2015-10-06 09:24

NUM says it is happy with its members' participation in a coal sector strike, as the affected mining companies prepare to meet to chart a way forward.

30 000 NUM members to down tools

2015-10-04 11:47

Over 30 000 members of the National Union of Mineworkers in the coal sector are set to down tools after the CCMA issued a certificate of non-resolution to a dispute.

Sibanye secures coal supply before building power plant

2015-09-18 06:57

Sibanye Gold has agreed to invest in the Waterberg Coal Group to secure coal supplies and allow the company to generate its own electricity.

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.


Riaz Gardee: Exxaro’s BEE future – an uncertain one

2015-10-13 16:02

The commodity cycle rout has left none in its wake. Riaz Gardee looks at what the current climate means to BEE deals, in particular Exxaro.

Tshwane procures coal that fails to ignite

2015-10-12 12:31

The City of Tshwane has allegedly procured coal that does not ignite for its Pretoria West power station.

Glencore closes SA mine, cutting over 800 jobs

2015-10-07 18:57

818 workers from Eland platinum mine have been fired while another 60 others have been moved to the firm's other operations, says Glencore.

This coal mine serves no one

2015-10-05 12:44

Two of KwaZulu-Natal’s most respected and experienced conservationists have argued jointly that the controversial Fuleni coal mine, envisioned to be established on the boundary of the wilderness area of the iMfolozi Game Reserve.

NUM calls for coal miners' strike

2015-09-30 18:03

The National Union of Mineworkers says it will ask its members in the coal sector to strike after wage talks collapsed.

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.

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