Transnet Freight Rail has re-opened the coal export line - from Ermelo to Richards Bay - after a 20 day shutdown for maintenance and improvement.
Former South African Airways and Industrial Development Corporation CEO Khaya Ngqula has got his hands dirty - literally - plying his trade in the coal industry.
The department of mineral resources has granted entitlement to two new coal exporters under the Quattro system, with a further two slots still up for grabs.
Firestone Energy's application for mining rights made by its joint venture with Sekoko Resources has been approved at a regional level by the department of mineral resources.
Exxaro Resources seems to have a fight on its hands for control of Territory Resources, after the Australian iron ore firm's largest shareholder increased its shareholding.
The National Union of Mineworkers says a majority of its members at Exxaro have so far voted in favour of a strike over planned retrenchments at the company.
BHP Billiton says its petroleum subsidiary is the first company in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico to bring a newly drilled well into production since the moratorium was enacted in May 2010.
Coal exports from the Richards Bay Coal Terminal fell to 3.57 million tonnes in May from 4.8 million the previous month, RBCT data shows.
First Uranium has reported a narrower pre-tax loss in the fourth quarter and says production at its Ezulwini mine will be off to a slow start.
State-owned mining company AEMFC will "never' be bailed out at taxpayers’ expense if it falls on difficult times, says Mines Minister Susan Shabangu.