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First Uranium gets key permit

First Uranium Corporation shares are up on news that the key water use licence for the Mine Waste Solutions operation has finally been granted.

DMR calls for controls over coal price increases

Mosa Mabuza, DMR deputy director-general, said the government had prioritised the control of coal costs while a coal policy would be formuated this year.

Wescoal joins Ata consortium in takeover bid for Universal Coal

WESCOAL Holdings, the Johannesburg-listed coal producer, said it had joined a consortium led by private equity firm, Ata Resources, to buy Universal Coal. Universal Coal...

Fury over Medupi delay

A 10-month delay in commissioning Medupi’s first generating unit will cause huge electricity and financial problems for the country's mining industry.

Eskom raises question over Anglo coal deal with Seriti Resources

ESKOM is to seek a meeting with Anglo American regarding the R2.3bn sale to Seriti Resources of three coal mines that exclusively supply the...

Transnet discerns green shoots in SA coal market

TRANSNET would rail just over one million tonnes (mt) more export coal in its 2017 financial year compared to its 2016 when it railed...

Eskom will favour coal juniors with wheels for new supply

AGEING and inadequate transport infrastructure, coupled with a reticence by energy utility Eskom to dirty its hands with logistics, could offer opportunities for junior...

Gwede Mantashe expresses concerns Optimum Coal business rescue is “corrupt”

THE process through which Optimum and Koornfontein coal mines is being sold may be corrupt, said mines and energy minister, Gwede Mantashe. Asked by Miningmx...

NGOs appeal Mapungubwe mine’s licence

A coalition of civil society organisations will lodge an appeal against the granting of a water-use license to a company aiming to establish a colliery near the Mapungubwe National Park.

Sentula endures harrowing year, better times ahead

Robyn Berry, CEO of Sentula Mining, hopes to close the book on the tribulations suffered by the coal miner and contracting business in the current financial year.