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Gupta accused the practitioners of being on a "Gupta vilifying train",
A coal supply unit manager at Eskom tells the Zondo Commission he knew of disputes over penalties issued to Optimum mine under Glencore by Eskom, while the same colliery under Tegeta faced less.
The National Union of Mineworkers says mineworkers at Optimum and Koornfontein Colliery Mines in Mpumalanga have not received their salaries in three months.
A South African consortium called Project Halo has submitted the winning bid of R3.05bn for three major assets of a Gupta family-linked mining company.
The power utility is facing a deadly cocktail of increasing coal and employment costs, stagnant revenue growth and rising debt.
An urgent court bid by Swiss-based company Charles King SA to stop business rescue practitioners from selling Gupta-owned Optimum and Koornfontein mines has been struck off the court roll.
The Department of Mineral Resources will approach the commission of inquiry into state capture, and give evidence if asked to do so.
Oakbay Investments owes Tegeta Resources and Energy just over R2m for the rental of its Sandton offices, says a business rescue practitioner applying to have the company liquidated.
The trade and industry department has accused its own body – the SA Bureau of Standards – of colluding to help Gupta-owned Tegeta coal mine maintain a supply contract with Eskom.
While the risk of load shedding always exists it is not likely to occur this winter, says Eskom acting CEO Phakamani Hadebe.
Dubai’s DSA Investments is considering forming a venture with labour union Nehawu to bid for coal assets that Glencore was pressured into selling to a company controlled by the politically-connected Gupta family in 2015.
The National Union of Mineworkers marched to the Union Buildings on Wednesday, asking government to ensure the mineworkers at Optimum receive salaries after they were left stranded by Tegeta’s fall into business rescue.
The Special Investigating Unit is waiting for responding papers to be filed in its court application to have a coal supply contract between Eskom and Tegeta declared illegal and invalid soon.
In the two years that Gupta-owned mines were under the controversial family’s control they undersupplied Eskom by nearly four million tons of coal – with zero consequences.
Business rescue practitioners for Tegeta Resources and Exploration want Oakbay Investments liquidated to settle unpaid rent.
Charles King SA has launched a court application to stop the sale of Tegeta's shares or assets until a dispute over the sale of shares agreement is settled.
The portfolio committee is still in the dark on whether they will be afforded the resources and budget needed to proceed with an inquiry into allegations of state capture affecting the Department of Mineral Resources.
National Treasury has received the draft forensic report on the alleged irregularities in the awarding by Eskom of a coal contract to Tegeta and in Transnet’s procurement of locomotives from China South Rail.
The Department of Mineral Resources has told Parliament that it would meet with the business rescue practitioners in charge of Tegeta’s mining operations next week.
Eskom says it is not bailing out Gupta-linked Optimum Coal Mine, and that allegations made in a newspaper report are "factually incorrect and without basis".
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