30 April 2019
The Minerals Council South Africa has launched the third module of the Mining for Schools initiative – an online platform with resources for teachers and learners to reinforce, enhance and extend learning about the South African mining industry. www.miningforschools.co.za
Minerals Council South Africa has downplayed fears the thermal coal industry was tapering to an end, after Anglo American reportedly announced plans to possibly downsize its coal business, saying it did not see a future in the sector.
South Africa’s newly appointed Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe, stated at the Junior Indaba that he favours coal-fired power over other resources.
SA’s coal industry has a lifeline now that the government’s energy portfolio is under Gwede Mantashe, the mineral resources and energy minister.
If granted, the R66.6 billion increase which will be passed onto consumers will result in mine closures and will have a severely negative impact on other sectors that depend on the mining sector.
Ensuring that South Africa remains competitive and able to meet energy demands in the context of a developing economy, while at the same time reducing the country’s carbon emissions will require close collaboration between all stakeholders...
President Jacob Zuma says that transformation in the energy sector is paramount and international investors will have to partner with South Africans in the future.
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