Government departments have begun a probe into the activities of Shanduka Coal for allegedly breaching regulations on the environment and National Water Act.
Eskom's senior executives are to sacrifice their annual bonuses, but interim boss Collin Matjila warns that the electricity tariff has to be revisited.
South Africans were urged to cut electricity consumption by up to 15% in order to avoid a repetition of load-shedding which shut the mining industry for a week in 2008.
Coal of Africa has taken another step to secure its tenure over the Vele project by agreeing to measures aimed at offsetting its activities in the environmentally sensitive area.
An increase in the shares outstanding of a uranium ETF suggests some still see a bright future for a nuclear industry.
Riversdale Mining says it has entered into an offtake agreement with trader Trafigura for thermal coal from its Benga coal mine in Mozambique.
The striking employees of coal miners will return to work on Wednesday, following an agreement on wages between the Chamber of Mines and labour unions.
Employees in the coal sector may soon stand to benefit from wage increases based on job grade adjustments, similar to those afforded to striking workers in the gold sector.
Brazilian miner Vale said it would export its first coal from its Mozambique mine on Wednesday after resolving bottlenecks on the rail line.
A furnace has exploded at the Marcoule nuclear waste treatment site in southern France, killing one person.