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India sees annual coal output up 10.9% in 2024/25
5th February 2024 By: Reuters

India expects domestic coal output to increase by 10.9% to 1.13-billion metric tons in the fiscal year ending March 2025, a senior government official said, driven mainly by higher production from... 


Locomotives operating on Transnet Freight Rail's rail lines
Clear commitment to reform implementation needed in SoNA – Mavuso
5th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Business organisation Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso has urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to show a clear commitment to the hard work of reform implementation during his... 


From left, Randy Fabi, Alan Waller, Gavin Kelly, Xolani Mbambo, Theo Johnson and Matthias Brodner.
Coal line criminals identified, must be jailed – Transnet
2nd February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The criminal syndicates that regularly bring South Africa’s coal export line to a halt have been identified through the intelligence operations that are conducted by Transnet Freight Rail (TFR).... 


MC Mining's JSE share price spikes on receipt of bidder's statement
2nd February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The JSE share price of South Africa-focused coal miner MC Mining rose by 26% on the afternoon of February 2, following its confirmation that it had received a bidder's statement from entities that,... 


Coal being transported to port
Transnet says rail volumes recovered slightly in the last quarter of 2023
2nd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) says it experienced an improvement in rail volumes in the last quarter of the 2023 calendar year, as the implementation of Transnet’s recovery plan got under way. The... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore reports lower production, builds solar plant in South Africa
1st February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Diversified miner Glencore has reported lower volumes across its key commodities for the 2023 financial year, but notes that these were all nonetheless still within the guided ranges. The company’s... 


MC Mining MD and CEO Godfrey Gomwe
MC Mining pleased with results of Uitkomst colliery turnaround, while Vele colliery struggles
31st January 2024 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Run-of-mine (RoM) production at coal miner MC Mining’s Uitkomst Colliery steelmaking and thermal coal mine , in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, increased by 31% year-on-year to 129 272 t for the... 


Nigeria to offer investors 75% stake in proposed solid minerals firm
31st January 2024 By: Reuters

Nigeria plans to offer investors at least a 75% stake in a proposed solid minerals corporation, a minister said on Tuesday, as lawmakers draft legislation to create the new state-backed firm to... 


Ndalamo CEO Shammy Luvhengo.
Coal miner Ndalamo pursuing renewable energy, other minerals
31st January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Coal mining company Ndalamo Resources is actively exploring opportunities in renewable energy and other minerals, paving the way for a diversified and resilient future. Ndalamo CEO Shammy Luvhengo... 


Mxolisi Mgojo
Busa appoints Mxolisi Mgojo as president
30th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Business organisation Business Unity South Africa (Busa) has appointed Mxolisi Mgojo as its new president, after Bonang Mohale stepped down in August 2023, one year before the end of his term of... 


Aerial view of Richards Bay Coal Terminal.
Decline in coal line security incidents is improving performance – Transnet
29th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Security incidents that disrupt trains transporting coal to South Africa’s Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) for export to the world are in definite decline and that has certainly helped to improve... 


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Transnet needs ‘the right, permanent management, quickly’ – Havenga
29th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

State-owned rail and port operator Transnet could, potentially, show significant improvement this year compared with last year’s dismal performance, says transport economist and macrologistics... 


Sasol warns on quarterly coal output
26th January 2024 By: Reuters

South Africa's Sasol on Thursday reported lower output at its coal mining division in the October-December quarter citing safety-related incidents, tough geological conditions and delays in... 


From top left clockwise, RBCT CEO Alan Waller, RBCT chairperson Nosipho Damasane, Acting Transnet CEO Michelle Phillips and Acting Transnet Freight Rail CE Russell Baatjies.
New public-private rail corridor agreement already boding well – RBCT
25th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The three-month-old mutual cooperation agreement that the private-sector-owned Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) signed with State rail enterprise Transnet in November is already boding well, RBCT... 


Resources community funding welcomed but more needed
25th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed the Queensland government’s allocation of A$118.2-million under the Resources Community Infrastructure fund towards projects in coal-producing... 


Iron-ore being loaded onto a ship
Red sea attacks push BHP to divert some shipping via African coast
25th January 2024 By: Reuters

Australian mining giant BHP Group said on Thursday that the Red Sea disruptions are forcing some of its freight service providers to take alternative routes, such as Africa's Cape of Good Hope,... 


IPP Office head Bernard Magoro
Grid constraint likely to translate to a renewables price premium, Magoro warns
24th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Independent Power Producer (IPP) Office head Bernard Magoro has signalled that the projects bid during the current seventh renewables procurement bid window could carry a price premium, as bidders... 


The Maputo port
DP World’s $2bn Mozambique port expansion gets approval
24th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Mozambique approved an extended deal for DP World, Grindrod and other operators of its biggest port, including a $2-billion expansion that will further draw cargoes away from neighboring South... 


new police vehicles for SAPS
Seriti donates R6.5m worth of vehicles to Emalahleni SAPS
23rd January 2024 By: Darren Parker

Coal mining company Seriti Resources’ Seriti Community Trust has handed over ten new vehicles worth R6.5-million to the South African Police Service (SAPS) in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga. The vehicles... 


Winners of China’s 2023 coal-buying bonanza face a tougher year
Winners of China’s 2023 coal-buying bonanza face a tougher year
23rd January 2024 By: Bloomberg

China’s coal-buying bonanza last year benefited suppliers of higher-grade fuel the most, but 2024 is likely to prove more challenging for imports generally as the world’s biggest buyer dials back... 


Dartbrook coal mine to restart after 18 years on care and maintenance
Dartbrook coal mine to restart after 18 years on care and maintenance
22nd January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

After 18 years in care and maintenance, the Dartbrook coal mine in the Hunter Valley is poised for a restart, Australian Pacific Coal (AQC) interim CEO Ayten Saridas announced on Monday. The... 


The Illawarra metallurgical coal mine in Australia
South32 coal production falls sharply
22nd January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining company South32 on Monday reported a sharp drop in coal production, with metallurgical coal output slumping by 50% in the December quarter. The Illawarra mine, in Australia,... 


Coal being transported on South Africa's railway
Transnet partially restores service on coal export line
19th January 2024 By: Reuters

South African freight rail operator Transnet said late Thursday it resumed partial service on the line connecting to the country's main coal export terminal, four days after two trains collided and... 


The Centurion mine in Australia
Peabody secures $320m credit boost for enhanced focus on Australian coal
19th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

US-headquartered Peabody has closed a new $320-million senior revolving credit facility, enhancing its financial resiliency during the period of investment at its Centurion mine, in Queensland,... 


Cyclone forming near Australia's coast may have 'severe impact'
19th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Australia’s resource-rich Queensland state is bracing for its second tropical cyclone in a little more than a month, with a storm off the coast expected to strengthen during the weekend. A... 


Gwede Mantashe
Cadastre imminent, 2024 to be used as year to clear backlogs, says Minerals Minister
18th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The introduction of an electronic cadastral system to record and enable online access to mining data is imminent, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe emphasised in an interview... 


BHP CEO Mike Henry
BHP’s solid first half dimmed by metallurgical coal stumble
18th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining group BHP has had a “solid” operational first half, CEO Mike Henry said on Thursday, reporting higher six-month copper and energy coal production, but lower iron-ore and... 


Coal loaded for transport by rail
Transnet plans to partially reopen coal line after derailment
18th January 2024 By: Reuters

South African freight rail operator Transnet plans to reopen the first of two coal lines to the country's major coal export terminal on Thursday after it was blocked following a train collision... 


ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan
Global mining commits to nature-positive future
18th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Global mining and metals companies have committed at Davos to take urgent action to support a nature-positive future by 2030 that promotes the health, diversity and resilience of species,... 


Ian Cockerill, Mark Cutifani and Tony O'Neill
South Africa-linked mining luminaries advising on metals industry greening
17th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa-linked mining luminaries are playing roles in an initiative to transform the metals industry with clean technology. Being targeted for metals is the elimination of energy-intensive... 


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