Keaton Energy has sold the first coal from its Vanggatfontein colliery, where successful development of both production phases will be crucial in reviving the company's flagging share price.
Wescoal Holdings says its subsidiary Wescoal Exploration has been awarded a new order prospecting right over certain portions of the farm Vlaklaagte 330JS.
Keaton Energy says it has successfully secured a credit-approved offer of R255m in project finance to complete its Vanggatfontein coal mining project near Delmas.
BHP Billiton plans to increase price of coking coal for Japanese steelmakers by about 8%, according to the Nikkei business daily.
Better delivery by Transnet Freight Rail has offered respite to Wescoal's troubled trading operations, says the junior coal miner.
Wescoal has reported an interim diluted headline earnings increase of 141%.
Anglo American says SA's new 20-year energy plan needs to make provision for industries wanting to invest in their own power plants.
The resumption of mining operations at the Vele coking coal mine has been pushed back into the first quarter of next year, but Coal of Africa remains focused on its overall growth strategy.
Coal of Africa has agreed to buy the Chapudi exploration project in Limpopo from joint venture partners Rio Tinto and Kwezi Mining for $75m.
Trade unions Solidarity and the National Union of Mineworkers have declared a dispute with mining company Exxaro Resources over looming retrenchments.