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China’s commodities imports stay buoyant as economy revives
13th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Chinese commodities imports remained buoyant in September as the economy showed some signs of recovery and traders pinned their hopes on further stimulus from Beijing. Construction and factory... 

South Africa's mine output for August down 2.5% y/y
12th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining production decreased by 2.5% year-on-year in August, with diamonds, manganese ore and 'other' metallic minerals having made the largest negative contributions. Diamond output was down by... 

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South Africa targets coal-smuggling syndicate across five provinces
12th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

The South African Revenue Service and other government agencies said they disrupted a coal smuggling syndicate operating across five of the country’s nine provinces. The search-and-seizure... 

Anglo American's Los Bronces mine
Anglo appoints Matt Walker CEO of its marketing business
12th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified miner Anglo American has appointed Matt Walker as CEO of its marketing business, following Peter Whitcutt’s decision to step down after 33 years with Anglo American. Walker, who is... 

Teck Resources CEO Jonathan Price
Teck says it won't necessarily sell coal assets to highest bid
11th October 2023 By: Reuters

The highest bid for Teck Resources’ lucrative coal assets won’t necessarily be the winning bid, said CEO Jonathan Price. Teck is weighing multiple potential deals for its steelmaking coal unit, as... 

Australian court backs coal mine expansions in key climate case
11th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

An Australian court backed the government’s decision to approve expansions of two coal mines in a case that’s challenged the climate credentials of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s... 

Miners being evacuated after fire at Evraz-owned mine in Russia
10th October 2023 By: Reuters

Miners were being evacuated from a coal mine owned by Russian steel producer Evraz in the Kemerovo region after a fire broke out, local emergency services said on Tuesday. "Evacuation of the... 

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Coal industry faces one-million job losses from global energy transition – research
10th October 2023 By: Reuters

The global coal industry may have to shed nearly one-million jobs by 2050, even without any further pledges to phase out fossil fuels, with China and India facing the biggest losses, research... 

Mpho Makwana will step down as Eskom chairperson at the end of October
MTN's Nyati to succeed Makwana as Eskom chair
9th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Mpho Makwana will step down as chairman of South Africa’s beleaguered power utility at Eskom Holdings’ annual general meeting at the end of the month. He will be replaced by former MTN Group Ltd.... 

The Kusile power station
Kusile Unit 3 supplying 720 MW to grid, Eskom confirms
9th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom has confirmed that Unit 3 at the Kusile coal-fired power station is currently providing 720 MW into the electricity grid using a temporary flue that bypasses the flue-gas desulphurisation... 

Teck CEO Jonathan Price
Teck aiming for coal, metals business separation announcement by end of 2023, says CEO
6th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Canadian miner Teck Resources is aiming to make an announcement on the separation of its coal and metals business by the end of 2023, CEO Jonathan Price said on Thursday. Price, who was speaking... 

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TFR undertaking initiatives to address constraints, outgoing CEO says
5th October 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR), as a division of Transnet, is affected by three major constraints hampering the entity; however, there are initiatives under way to mitigate this and some progress is... 

PCC executive director Dr Crispian Olver
Pace of energy transition will define South Africa’s economic prospects – Olver
5th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) executive director Dr Crispian Olver says South Africa’s energy transition and the pace at which it progresses will determine the country’s long-term economic... 

APC completes capital raise
5th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Australian Pacific Coal (APC) has completed the retail component of its accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer, announced earlier this year. The retail component t of the... 

Wagons of coal being transported to port by rail
Transnet rail CEO Siza Mzimela has resigned
5th October 2023 By: News24Wire

The CEO of Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) Siza Mzimela has resigned.  Mzimela sent out a letter to staff on Thursday reminding them of the progress made in the past three years, thanking them for... 

Exxaro CEO Nombasa Tsengwa
Coal miner Exxaro hunts for copper assets in Congo, Zambia and Botswana
5th October 2023 By: Reuters

Exxaro Resources is searching for acquisitions in Africa's key copper producing countries and may consider partnering with existing miners as it diversifies into metals needed for the green... 

Energy Council of South Africa chairperson and Sasol CEO Fleetwood Grobler
Business, govt collaboration showing signs of success in addressing multiple crises
4th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Business is working to add more than 10 GW of generation capacity to the electricity system by the end of next year, which would effectively end loadshedding in South Africa, Sasol president and... 

Nicky Oppenheimer.
Conservation: if business-as-usual continues, world’s doomed – Oppenheimer conference hears
4th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

World-renowned conservationist Jane Goodall reminded hundreds of scientists present at the 12th Oppenheimer Research Conference in Midrand that if the world carries on with a business-as-usual... 

Image shows iron-ore being loaded to ship
Australian resource exports poised to fall
4th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s commodity export earnings are forecast to fall from last year’s record A$467-billion to A$400-billion in 2023–24, and A$352-billion by 2024–25, the Department of Industry, Science and... 

Coronado cuts coal output
3rd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Coal miner Coronado Global Resources has revised its production guidance for the 2023 financial year on the back of adverse operating conditions at its Buchanan mine, in the US, and unexpected... 

Arch says Leer South to underperform expectations
2nd October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Coking coal miner Arch Resources has moderated its volume and cost expectations, owing to ongoing challenges mining the first longwall district at its Leer South mine, in West Virginia. The miner... 

NUM calls for halt of Eskom unbundling, JET to ensure fairness
2nd October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has called for a delay in the implementation of the just energy transition (JET) until such time that all stakeholders are convinced that such a move will be... 

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
As Kusile unit returns early, South Africa misses renewables procurement deadline
1st October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has welcomed the earlier-than-expected return of Kusile Unit 3 coal-fired generation, but has also acknowledged that government simultaneously failed to... 

Seriti Resources CEO Mike Teke
Seriti's Teke defends his dual belief in coal and renewables
29th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

Coal mining company Seriti Resources CEO Mike Teke has hit back at critics who have labelled his desire to invest in renewable energy while being a coal advocate as contradictory. Speaking at the... 

Richards Bay Coal Terminal
Striking workers at key South Africa coal port reject wage offer
29th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Workers at the Richards Bay Coal Terminal in South Africa rejected its latest wage offer and will continue to strike, according to the main labour union at the port. Members of the Association of... 

QPM's Northern Hub gets enviro approval
29th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Queensland Pacific Metals (QPM) has been granted federal environmental approval for its Northern Hub, in Queensland. QPM Energy has sought regulatory approvals for development of the... 

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Anthracite shaft on track for scheduled production
29th September 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The construction of the Mngeni shaft of KwaZulu-Natal-based prime anthracite producer Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) remains on track, on schedule and within budget to deliver first coal by the... 

Countries that are heavily reliant on coal for baseload power should look to implement clean coal technologies in their carbon emission strategies
Practical JET implementation
29th September 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Negative pressures – such as lower coal prices, loadshedding and poor logistics performance by State-owned freight company Transnet – have impacted on coal miners’ approach to the just energy... 

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Emissions-reducing tech highlighted
29th September 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The South African Coal Processing Society (SACPS) is proposing carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology as one of the readily available technologies to reduce coal-related emissions. CCS is a... 

A loader handling coal at a mine
Coal waste repurposing
29th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

An opportunity exists for the target rehabilitation of coarse and ultrafine coal waste streams and stockpiles in the local coal sector, said green coal solutions provider River Energy South Africa... 

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