MF Global reckons the coking coal market has better fundamentals than the iron ore market and Mozambique stands to benefit significantly but only when the required infrastructure is provided.

Australian junior Resource Generation has big plans for its proposed coal mine in the Waterberg but success will depend on solving critical railway and port infrastructure bottlenecks.

Firestone Energy, says mining at the Waterberg Coal Project's Smitspan colliery site is targeted to commence by mid 2011.

Exports by the Richards Bay Coal Terminal plunged in June in spite of a healthy recovery in coal railed to the terminal by Transnet Freight Rail after the strike in May.

Extract Resources, the Australian mining company focused on developing uranium projects in Namibia, says Japan's Itochu Corporation had agreed to acquire a 10.3% stake in its business.

Canadian uranium junior First Uranium, has advised that it has received a 30-day extension of their Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) listing review.

South African coal exports from Richards Bay Coal Terminal fell to 4.01 million tonnes in June from 4.6 million in May, exporters said.

Resources giant Anglo American has agreed to sell its interests in five underdeveloped coal assets in Australia for about $500m.

Hundreds of workers at Shanduka Resources' coal mines have downed tools claiming the company had to centralise its bargaining in order to harmonise working conditions at all collieries.

Both Homeland Energy and South African Coal Mining Holdings are being rescued financially by their new, controlling Indian shareholders.