Coal Mining

The path to a zero carbon future

The transition to a decarbonised economy based on water, wind and solar energy will save trillions, plus people’s lives and climate crisis costs

Broken land brooding skies

Photographer Daylin Paul, inspired by a former colleague, brings into view coal’s devastation in Mpumalanga

Bankrupt Eskom to fund new coal

But analysts say that cost-plus mines would mean ‘a subsidy for private investors’

Anti-coal lobby happy with Standard Bank vote on disclosing carbon emissions

Lobbyist are happy with the results at Standard Bank’s first shareholder resolution on a climate-related issue.

Eskom’s coal supply threatened by foiled Optimum deal, Zondo inquiry hears

​The decision taken by then Eskom CEO Brian Molefe to give Optimum coal mine the cold shoulder jeopardised the coal supply to the Hendrina station

Eskom was at a loss after coal scientist’s suspension

The 32-month suspension of late coal scientist Mark van der Riet compromised Eskom’s efforts to avoid the adverse effects of poor quality coal

With emotional goodbye, Germany shutters last black coal mine

Coal mining is an industry increasingly under threat as countries around the world look for ways to phase out fossil fuels to combat climate change

End of an era as Germany’s last black coal mine closes

For the remaining 1 500 workers the final shift promises to be an emotional one, culminating in a ceremony to be attended by the president

SIU wants Eskom-Tegeta R3.7bn coal contract cancelled

The ten-year contract is expected to end in 2025

Getting underground and creating value

Modernisation is the key for South African mining

​Weaker than expected mining results may drag GDP down

The mining sector recorded strong year-on-year growth in 2017, however its weak momentum may wear on South Africa’s GDP

Court grants interdict to freeze R1.7-billion Gupta mine rehab funds

The funds, meant to manage environmental damage caused by mining, were kept at the Bank of Baroda.

Latest

South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

Press Releases

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.