Energy

Eskom to fall under control of Gwede Mantashe’s Department of Energy

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SOUTH Africa's Department of Mineral Resources and Energy would take over responsibility for overseeing Eskom, the state electricity utility, said Bloomberg News citing comments...

SA coal consumption fell last year and is unlikely to recover...

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SOUTH Africa's coal use dropped last year making it one of a handful of countries that used less of the fuel, according to BusinessLive. Citing...

SA ought to upgrade Eskom’s coal-fired power stations, says sanctioned Russian...

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SOUTH Africa ought to upgrade its existing fleet of coal-fired power stations to help solve daily power cuts rather than invest in more expensive...

Gordhan slaps down Mantashe “overthrow” comments in belated defence of Eskom...

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SOUTH Africa's Public Enterprises minister, Pravin Gordhan flew to the defence of outgoing Eskom CEO André de Ruyter, saying at a press conference today...

Global renewable energy adoption set to outstrip coal in five years,...

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THE world will derive more power from renewable energy than from coal in the next five years, according to BusinessLive. Citing a report by International...

Mantashe likens Eskom loadshedding to “agitating to overthrow the state”

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GWEDE Mantashe, South African mines and energy minister, likened the continued failings at the government-owned power utility, Eskom to an attempted coup of his...

Coal price saves Thungela’s skin amid TFR stumbles, growing impact of...

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THUNGELA Resources expected to lose 600,000 tons of export coal revenue in its 2022 financial year owing to a deterioration in the performance of...

RBCT cancels Optimum Coal Mine’s export entitlement contract

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RICHARDS Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) has cancelled an export entitlement contract with Optimum Coal Mine (OCM) in a development that has provoked an outcry...

Transnet proposes switching to diesel trains to avoid disruptions to coal...

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SOUTH Africa's state-owned rail and ports utility, Transnet has proposed switching to diesel trains in order to avoid disruptions to coal exports caused by...

Coal rail constraints forced Exxaro Resources to call off sale of...

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THE logistical constraints at Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) forced Exxaro Resources to halt its planned sale of its Leeuwpan mine in Mpumalanga, the company...