Engineering news – The Minerals Council South Africa has called for the implementation of the Carbon Tax to be delayed until all enabling regulations, and a legislative regime providing for a carbon budget, are in place.
Miningmx – South Africa’s Carbon Tax would cost the country’s minerals sector R5.5bn a year in its second phase of implementation, said the Minerals Council South Africa which has called again on the government to shelve the levy.
Business Day – The government is looking to unroll administered electricity prices for key parts of the economy, including mining, manufacturing and furnaces smelting minerals, Gwede Mantashe, mineral resources and energy minister, has said.
Mining review – Devraj Ready, Chairman for the Southern African Coal Processing Society, discusses how the Society is helping drive technology change and improvements in the coal industry.
Daily Maverick – In August, Minerals Council South Africa surveyed its members on the issue of the carbon tax which became law in May and will come into force in 2022. The response was sobering.
Business Live – The unemployment rate of 29%, the highest since the 2008 recession, equates to 6.7-million able-bodied individuals between 15 and 64 years old who are excluded from the labour force.
Business Live – Mxolisi Mgojo, CEO of SA's largest coal producer, Exxaro, says he's not concerned about the fast-growing global trend away from coal.
MSN – Seriti Resources Holdings Ltd., poised to become Africa’s second biggest coal producer, is betting that South Africa will rely on coal for decades even as Africa’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases implements carbon taxes and is under pressure to improve air quality.
The Citizen – 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.
Mining review – 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.