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Optimum Coal Holdings

Glencore Xstrata outlines integration initiatives

The newly formed Glencore Xstrata has confirmed that integration initiatives are under way, with clear leadership and reporting lines already in place and an industrial asset portfolio review currently in progress. The combination of commodities...
3rd May 2013

Keaton Energy appoints new CEO

JSE-listed coal miner Keaton Energy appointed Rowan Karstel as its CEO to succeed Paul Miller with effect from July 1. Kastel is the former chief project officer of South Africa's sixth-largest thermal coal miner, Optimum Coal Holdings. He was...
6th June 2012
Optimum Coal

Company Announcement: Optimum Coal Funmatics Programme to revolutionise mathematics PDF Available

The Optimum Community Trust unveils a new and revolutionary programme that seeks to change mental models, challenge mathematics phobias entrenched over a period of time, introduces new ways of stimulating learning and teaching to involve holistic...
28th March 2012

Optimum Coal launches R600m water treatment plant Video Available

With predictions indicating that South Africa will experience significant water shortages in the next 15 years, a number of companies are working to improve the management of their water resources.
18th June 2010
Mining Personality

Mike Teke

Position: CEO, Optimum Coal Holdings (OCH) Main activity of the company: Coal Mining and Exploration Date and place of birth: 15 August 1964, Springs (KwaThema)
21st May 2010

Optimum Coal launches up to $500m IPO

Optimum Coal, South Africa's sixth-largest thermal coal miner, seeks to raise $300-million to $500-million via an initial public offering on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in March, people familiar with the matter said. Optimum Coal Holdings and...
17th February 2010

New leader at the helm of BHP Billiton in SA

New BHP Billiton South Africa chairperson Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi has headed the local operations of the world’s largest diversified mining major since October 15, having taken over from Dr Vincent Maphai. Mkhwanazi, a former South African National...
22nd May 2009
Mine Water

Water reclamation plant reaches 99% recovery

Consulting and contracting company Keyplan has achieved 99% treated water recovery at the eMalahleni water reclamation plant, which it designed, built and currently operates on behalf of diverse mining company Anglo American's coal subsidiary...
1st May 2009

Company Announcement: BHP Billiton Announces Sale of Optimum Colliery PDF Available

Attached please find a press release on: BHP Billiton today announced that it has reached agreement to sell Optimum Colliery (a thermal coal mine within BHP Billiton’s South African portfolio), together with 6.5Mtpa of Richards Bay Coal...
15th May 2008

Company Announcement: Mining Group Takes Significant Business Step With Purchase Of Optimum Colliery PDF Available

Attached please find a press release on: Black-owned coal mining and exploration group Optimum Coal Holdings has successfully concluded an agreement with BHP Billiton Energy Coal SA (BECSA) to acquire Optimum Colliery and associated assets from...
15th May 2008

Optimum Coal plans listing as it concludes agreement to buy BHP's colliery

Black-owned coal mining and exploration group Optimum Coal Holdings said on Wednesday that it had concluded an agreement to acquire the Optimum Colliery and associated assets from BHP Billiton Energy Coal SA (Becsa). The only outstanding...
14th May 2008
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