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BHP coal miners strike to continue

Work stoppages at BHP Billiton's Australian mines are set to continue.

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.

“Lucky” Assore churns record profits and doubles its dividend

Assore shares rose 3.8% to reach R274,62 in trading on the JSE today after the release of record results for the year to end-June...

Govt to spell out coal growth prospects

A government task team will set down areas in which coal production can be grown, primarily aimed at plugging the coal supply shortage facing Eskom.

ANC at war with itself on energy policy

From a policy perspective, the ANC's approach on energy is a free market one, but in an increasingly covert political arena, socialist principles dominate.

Unions, business in rare alliance against Eskom

It's not often a union like Numsa joins hands with the business community; but it is as it seeks to oppose common enemy Eskom.

Glencore details $1bn SA coal investment

The Swiss headquartered firm spelled out plans to build 60 million tonnes a year of new coal production equal to investment of R1bn.

Eskom coal contract shift no easy matter

Plans by Eskom away from tied mines to more commercial means of buying coal cannot be done with the flick of a switch, according to Exxaro Resources.

Major oil find off Namibian coast

Billions of barrels in oil reserves have been found off Namibia's coast, which could make the country a top producer.

Transnet completes Rio Tinto wagons contract

Transnet has marked the shipping of the last 98 of 200 wagons and spare parts as part of an order by Rio Tinto.