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Tendele’s mine pollutes their air and water, residents claim

The mining company says it complies with both the Air Quality Control Act and the Health and Safety Act, as well as conducting extensive research before starting operations

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.

Zama-zamas take their chances rather than starve

They work long and hard deep in the earth. It is a life on the edge. But there are plans to make things easier, writes Lucas Ledwaba

Earthlife Africa’s win: State’s court loss is also its gain

The environment department can now stop initiatives that contribute to climate change.

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