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RAPID LOAD-OUT

A Transnet Freight Rail locomotive moves through a rapid load-out facility at the Phola coal processing plant, in Ogies, east of Johannesburg. Phola is a joint venture established by Anglo Inyosi Coal (AIC) and BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa (Becsa). Established in 2009 and operated by... 

Rail utility hopeful of meeting 2012/13 coal target after slow start

By: Terence Creamer Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) is working to catch up export coal volumes lost during the first few months of its current financial year, which included a nine-day shutdown, in an effort to meet its 2012/13 budget of hauling up to 77-million tons to the privately-owned Richards Bay Coal Terminal... 

A brief look at SA’s coal-mining industry

Most coal production in South Africa - about 53% - is from opencast mines, with the balance being produced by bord-and-pillar (40%), stoping (4%) and longwall mining (3%). Coal mining operations are clustered in the country’s Mpumalanga province, accounting for over 84% of South Africa’s coal... 

Longest overland conveyor in Africa commissioned in Mpumalanga

By: Tracy Hancock Materials handling company Roymec has commissioned a 15,9-km conveyor at the $505-million Mpumalanga-based Zondagsfontein coal project, which is the longest single flight overland conveyor in Africa. “It is also one of the longest single flight overland conveyors in the world. The Zondagsfontein... 

Black-owned investment 
group buys into engineering contractor Roytec

By: Loni Prinsloo South African engineering contracting company Roymec announced that it has teamed up with black-owned and managed investment group Tamela. 

Pamodzi Gold founder Ndaba Ntsele throws in towel 

By: Martin Creamer The founder of the JSE-suspended and provisionally liquidated Pamodzi Gold Limited on Thursday conceded defeat in his months-long fight to keep alive his dream of black control of a listed South African gold company. Pamodzi Gold Limited chairperson Ndaba Ntsele, a 2008 Ernst & Young world... 

Water reclamation plant delivers on its promise

By: Jacqueline Holman The eMalahleni water reclamation plant, established as a R300-million joint initiative between global resource companies Anglo Coal South Africa and BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa (Becsa), treats polluted mine water from underground workings to deliver potable and processed water to the... 

Mining communities sidelined in BEE initiatives

A study released in June at a conference by an international bench marking non-governmental organisation, recommends that communities need to be given a direct stake in mining, and should move away from the enrichment of a few individuals. 

Eskom awards coal contract at Kusile, London Mining enters SA coal market, SA’s raw chrome ore exports ‘suicidal’

By: Martin Creamer State-owned power utility Eskom has signed a letter of intent with Anglo Coal South Africa to supply its new 4 818-MW Kusile coal-fired power station, formerly dubbed ‘Project Bravo’, with 17-million tons of coal a year over its 47-year life. 

Daily podcast – August 6, 2008

By: Shannon de Ryhove In today's podcast: Tenders for a R5-bn-plus investment by Eskom into flue gas desulphurisation technology for its Kusile power station are being finalised, Sandton City begins its transformation and, Eskom signs a letter of intent with Anglo Coal South Africa to supply Kusile power station with... 

Anglo Inyosi Coal to supply 17mt/y to Eskom's newest power station

By: Terence Creamer State power utility Eskom has signed a letter of intent with Anglo Coal South Africa to supply its new 4 818-MW Kusile coal-fired power station, formerly dubbed ‘Project Bravo’, with 17-million tons of coal a year over its 47-year life. Should the two companies reach a primary-energy agreement,... 

Anglo’s New Largo ‘obvious’ coal supplier to Eskom’s Bravo project – Cockerill

By: Martin Creamer Anglo Coal’s New Largo project was the “obvious” supplier of coal to Eskom’s new Bravo power station project, new Anglo Coal CEO Ian Cockerill said on Thursday. 

Zondagsfontein coal project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas The Zondagsfontein coal project will be a multiproduct operation and will include a coal washing plant. 

Coal project key growth area for newly formed Anglo Inyosi Coal

By: Jonathan Faurie The Zondagsfontein coal project, a joint-venture between coal mining companies Anglo Coal South Africa, Anglo Inyosi coal, and BHP Billiton Energy Coal south Africa (Becsa) represents the first major growth project for AIC, a black economic-empowerment company created last year as part of Anglo... 

International mine equipment manufacturer to supply Zondagsfontein coal project

The South African arm of international mine equipment manufacturing company, Joy Mining Machinery South Africa, has been awarded the contract to supply the Anglo Inyosi Zondagsfontein Coal project with a fleet of underground mining equipment, ranging from continuous miners, shuttle cars, and... 

Women and communities to benefit from Zondagsfontein project

By: Jonathan Faurie Previously disadvantaged women and a community trust, which has been established by diversified empowerment consortium, Inyosi Consortium, are among the interested parties who stand to benefit financially from the Zondagsfontein Coal project, reports the Inyosi Consortium. 

Zondagsfontein could make a significant contribution in alleviating Eskom’s coal worries

By: Jonathan Faurie The Zondagsfontein coal project, a joint-venture (JV) between Anglo Coal South Africa, Anglo Inyosi Coal (AIC) and BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa (Becsa), could make a significant contribution towards the alleviation of State-owned power utility Eskoms coal concerns, reports anindustry... 

Zondagsfontein project within budget and on track

By: Jonathan Faurie Reports from the Zondagsfontein coal project, a joint-venture between coal mining company Anglo Coal South Africa, Anglo Inyosi Coal (AIC), and coal mining company BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa (Becsa), indicate that the project is within budget, and is generally proceeding on track. 

Zondagsfontein to form part of multibillion-rand project pipeline

The development of the Zondagsfontein project, a joint-venture between coal producing companies Anglo Coal South Africa, Anglo Inyosi Coal, and BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa, will form part of a multi-billion rand project pipeline. 

Anglo’s South African coal export performance steady

By: Fatima Gabru South African Coal earnings for diversified miner Anglo American were up to $414-million from $380-million in 2006, in the annual results released this February. Coal recorded an operating profit of $614-million for the group.  

Anglo Inyosi to complete R14bn project pipeline over the next ten years

By: Jade Davenport Anglo Coal CEO Ben Magara said last week that the company’s recently established black economically empowered subsidiary, Anglo Inyosi Coal, had implemented a development project pipeline that would require capital expenditure of R14-billion over the next ten years. 

Anglo Inyosi to complete R14bn project pipeline by 2015

By: Jade Davenport Anglo Coal CEO Ben Magara stated on Thursday that the company’s recently established, black economic-empowered subsidiary Anglo Inyosi Coal had implemented a development project pipeline that would require capital expenditure of R14-billion over the next ten years. 

Zondagsfontein coal project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas The Zondagsfontein project will entail the construction of an underground mine and an opencast pit. 

Mining majors approve billion rand coal contracts

By: Christy van der Merwe Two of the world’s largest mining companies, Anglo American and BHP Billiton, announced that they had approved two new major coal projects in South Africa, with a combined cost of about $955-million (around R6,4-billion). 

Anglo American pays $620m for 70% of Oz coal mine

By: Liezel Hill Diversified miner Anglo American has bought a 70% interest in the Foxleigh coal mine joint venture, in Queensland, Australia, for $620-million, the group said on Friday. 

Belated coal Christmas present as long-awaited projects go ahead

By: Martin Creamer Two of the world’s largest mining companies have at last approved two new major coal projects in South Africa, at a combined value of R6,4-billion. 

Podcast - December 12, 2007

By: Sheila Barradas In this week’s podcast: South Africa releases its third and final royalty bill, revising the tax base and slashing royalties on most minerals; BHP Billiton and Anglo American announce two major coal projects and Metorex unveils plans to move into platinum mining.  

Anglo, BHP approve Zondagsfontein, Klipspruit projects

Two of the world’s largest mining companies, Anglo American and BHP Billiton, on Friday announced that they had approved two new major coal projects in South Africa, with a combined cost of about $955-million (around R6,4-billion). BHP Billiton approved for its $450-million Klipspruit... 

Company Announcement: Anglo American announces approval of the Zondagsfontein coal project

Attached please find a press release on: Anglo American plc is pleased to announce the approval of the US$505 million Zondagsfontein coal project in South Africa, the first major project for Anglo Inyosi Coal (AIC).  

Billion-dollar-plus investment fund moving rapidly to firm up deals

By: Keith Campbell South Africa's biggest black-owned investment company Pamodzi Investment Holdings' recently launched, resources sector focused, private equity fund expects to announce its first deals in the last quarter of this year. 

Coal still a hot topic for South Africa – Chamber of Mines

By: Christy van der Merwe With debates on energy supply constantly heating up, South Africa’s predominant energy source cannot be ignored. 

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