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.
Business Day – SA’s coal industry has a lifeline now that the government’s energy portfolio is under Gwede Mantashe, the mineral resources and energy minister.
Good Things Guy – Exxaro Resources has worked hard to change the face of mining in South Africa by bringing in new technologies and empowering communities near them.
Engineering news – The Minerals Council South Africa has launched the third module of its 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.
Miningmx – One of the biggest events in South Africa’s coal mining sector this year is the sale of South32’s South African Energy Coal (SAEC), a division of the Perth-headquartered company that produces about 28 million tonnes a year (Mt/y) of thermal coal of which approximately half is sold to Eskom.
Business Live – Coal is unfashionable but Exxaro has lots of it and the low-carbon economy is not going to happen overnight.
Fin24 – According to projections, South Africa will need to generate energy from coal until at least 2040, says Vuslat Bayoglu, managing director and co-founder of SA-focused mining investment business Menar Capital.
IOL – Cape Town – Although the world is switching to renewable energy there is still a big demand for coal around the globe.