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Coal News

Big coal-reserves study

12th June 2001 South Africa can expect a more accurate reflection of its coal reserves with the completion of a new reserve study expected in 2003. 

Black-empowerment deals show evergreen spirit of coal veteran

8th June 2001 Sebenza Mining's client and joint-venture partner, Andr 

Plans to bring old coal-mine back to life in Mpumalanga

8th June 2001 A defunct Mpumalanga coal-mine is to be taken off care-and-maintenance and reworked. 

How black-empowerment's mould is about to be broken

8th June 2001 One of South Africa's most successful black-owned companies is breaking the architypal black-empowerment mould, Mining Weekly can today report. 

New CEO appointed

5th June 2001 The board of directors of Xstrata has revealed that current Billiton chief financial officer Mick Davis will assume the position of CEO from October 1, 2001. 

Rockbursts still a big concern for new safety boss

1st June 2001 A simultaneous patting of backs and cracking of whips was heard at the second mine health and safety summit. 

Black-empowered company to produce 9% of SA’s coal

By: System Author     24th November 2000 The deal whereby 80% of the assets of coal-mining company Newcoal, formed by Anglo Coal and Billiton Coal, were sold to black-empowerment company Eyesizwe Coal, is a genuine attempt at black empowerment in the South African mining industry. 

Australia poised to match SA coal exports in five years, says Redman

By: System Author     24th November 2000 Anglo American plc 

Mercurial advance of the new base-metals division

By: System Author     24th November 2000 Anglo American plc 

Better gases safety proposed

By: System Author     17th November 2000 Flammable gases are a common and expected hazard in coal-mining, but not always associated with hard-rock mining. 

Rock engineering taking most safety funds

By: System Author     17th November 2000 Some 60% to 70% of Safety in Mines Research Advisory Committee funds are allocated towards research in rock engineering. 

Is energy becoming a three-letter word?

By: System Author     10th November 2000 In recent years, the South African coal industry has suffered several setbacks and is facing increasing competition from natural gas. 

Delayed NewCoal in action this year – Nkosi

By: System Author     29th September 2000 Black-empowerment company Eyesizwe is expecting to begin implementing its business strategies before the end of the year following the final signatures on the sale and purchase agreements, service agreements, and the finalising of the financing for NewCoal. 

Hints of coal comeback as consolidation heats up

By: System Author     29th September 2000 That the global coal-mining industry is starting to emerge from one of the most painful downcycles – as reported by Mining Weekly in June this year – has been confirmed by UK consultant Wefa Energy coal service director David Goldsack. 

Rietspruit mine, South Africa

By: System Author     22nd September 2000 Mine 

Poland: mining gateway to Eastern Europe

By: System Author     1st September 2000 Poland – Decades of thriving coal-mining in Poland have spurred an advanced and elaborate peripheral industry which, in turn, has led to Polish mines having become among the safest and most efficient in the world. 

Optimum Colliery, South Africa

By: System Author     1st September 2000 Mine 

Billionth Richards Bay ton this year

By: System Author     11th August 2000 Coal transporter Coallink, part of national rail-freight company Spoornet, is optimistic about the future of the coal industry and expects that the seaborne traded steamcoal market will grow to over 500-million tons by 2020. 

Coal exports slump in 1999

By: System Author     11th August 2000 While there is a market perception that South Africa’s coal statistics are inadequate, there is no question that a newly-released report on South African coal statistics goes a long way to providing a good overview of the industry. 

Gas won’t eclipse coal

By: System Author     30th June 2000 South African mining giant Billiton Coal is confident that the coal market will rise. 

Coal emerging from painful low cycle

By: System Author     16th June 2000 The fuel that powered the industrial revolution at the start of the nineteenth century – coal – will still be an important source of energy for the world well into the twenty-first century. 

Judge dismisses coal case

By: System Author     9th June 2000 Judgment was passed down last month in a case between Elandsfontein Colliery and EMPR Consultancy when His Lordship Mr Justice Bertelsman dismissed, with costs, an application by Elandsfontein Colliery to gain management control of two coal-washing plants. 

The new face at SA’s coal-face

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Developing an energy company, as opposed to a coal companyc is the long-term vision for Eyesizwe Mining, which has been named as the party which could become the future controlling shareholder in NewCoal. 

Editorial/Cartoon

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Editorial 

R800m coal expansion is steaming ahead

By: System Author     5th May 2000 The proposed R800-million extension of Ingwe Coal’s Delmas Colliery in Mpu- malanga is steaming ahead. 

New Vaal Colliery, South Africa 

By: System Author     17th March 2000 Mine 

Morupule Colliery, Botswana

By: System Author     10th March 2000 Mine 

Rains halt Maputo coal exports

By: System Author     3rd March 2000 South African coal exports through Maputo in Mozambique will probably only restart in three or four weeks, Mining Weekly can today report. 

Delmas Colliery, South Africa

By: System Author     28th January 2000 Mine 

R700m coal development on track

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Boschmanskrans Coal Project 

Enter the cyber coal miner

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Sasol Coal and Fifth Dimension Technologies, of Pretoria, have successfully set virtual reality to revolutionise certain aspects of the South African mining industry training. 

Koornfontein mine, South Africa

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Mine 

Large press filters for coal-mine

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Production at Iscor’s Leeuwpan coal-mine, outside Delmas, Mpumalanga, is 10% above expectation. 

Coal’s dead-duck image must go

By: System Author     19th November 1999 Coal can still be a fuel of choice in the third millennium provided technology comes to the aid of the 

Twistdraai mine, South Africa

By: System Author     19th November 1999 Mine 

New coal-exploration technology

By: System Author     12th November 1999 A new technology for exploring coal reserves is expected to contribute significantly towards mine planning on greenfield sites. 

Coal king courts Leandra

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Coal giant Ingwe may soon extend its domination of the coal industry in Mpumalanga. 

 

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