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Unions call dispute over Exxaro lay-offs

Trade unions Solidarity and the National Union of Mineworkers have declared a dispute with mining company Exxaro Resources over looming retrenchments.

South32 says Eskom committed to Khutala coal expansion

SOUTH African power utility, Eskom, remained committed to the brownfields development of Khutala, the South32 colliery that supplies Kendal power station, said Mike Fraser,...

Eskom ‘too big to fail’, Ramaphosa tells Indaba, setting stage for...

STATE-run utility Eskom, widely cited as the key risk to South Africa's mining industry and the wider economy, was "too big to fail", and...

Eskom’s Majuba silo collapse a ‘design fault’

The collapse of a coal silo at Majuba power station was judged to be a design fault with no negligence imputed to the either the engineers or constructors.

Quiet descends on SA coal export growth plans

Plans by South Africa to expand coal export handling facilities are on the back-burner as the international market offers little to no incentive.

Flood affected coal line to reopen

Australia's most flood-affected coal rail line may be reopened as early as next week, says operator QR National.

Buffalo Coal skating on thin financial ice

Buffalo Coal (formerly Forbes & Manhattan Coal) sank even deeper into a financial quagmire in the six months to end-June and its continued survival...

NUM confirms new coal industry wage deal with Chamber

THE National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) confirmed it had signed a new, three-year agreement with the Chamber of Mines except at Kangra Coal were a...

Executive pay vote shows Wescoal has work to do

Shareholders voted down a resolution for non-executive pay at Wescoal Holdings demonstrating that it has work to do in structuring the board correctly.

South32 begins process to spin-off South African coal business

SOUTH32 has unveiled plans today to reduce its exposure to South Africa by announcing a proposal to separately manage its coal operations in the...