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Keaton sells first coal from Vanggatfontein

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 granted Vlaklaagte right

Wescoal Holdings says its subsidiary Wescoal Exploration has been awarded a new order prospecting right over certain portions of the farm Vlaklaagte 330JS.

Keaton granted debt facility for Vanggatfontein

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 to hike iron ore by 8% – report

BHP Billiton plans to increase price of coking coal for Japanese steelmakers by about 8%, according to the Nikkei business daily.

Transnet progress a boon to Wescoal

Better delivery by Transnet Freight Rail has offered respite to Wescoal's troubled trading operations, says the junior coal miner.

Wescoal doubles interim earnings

Wescoal has reported an interim diluted headline earnings increase of 141%.

Anglo: SA needs more private power

Anglo American says SA's new 20-year energy plan needs to make provision for industries wanting to invest in their own power plants.

Further delay at CoAL’s Vele colliery

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 in $75m deal for Rio Tinto’s Chapudi

Coal of Africa has agreed to buy the Chapudi exploration project in Limpopo from joint venture partners Rio Tinto and Kwezi Mining for $75m.

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.