Coal Mining

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.

Dreams turn to dust for Mozambicans moved for Vale pit

The community claim their dream of a new urban life has turned into an ordeal, with leaking water pipes and street lights that never come on.

Sun and wind for Africa, yet we go for coal

But the energy department this week gave preferred bidder status to two new coal-fired power stations.

Jitters as US coal firms go bankrupt

As the global coal industry contracts - with Peabody Energy the latest to go under - experts say local producers won't feel the shock waves just yet.

Break free from a corrupt mining sector

A global movement has been formed to push for the transition to sustainable renewable energy.

Gupta mine tests farmers’ resilience

Locals are policing the Tegeta mine in Mpumalanga after long-standing battles about environmental noncompliance.

Power crisis undermines future of Heidelberg farmers

A proposed Gauteng coal mine is threatening 20 000 hectares of food-rich land and vital water sources.

Mine lays claim to Mpumalanga water catchment area

The fate of land vital to South Africa's water security now rests with the ministers of mining and environmental affairs.

Turkish police clash with protesters in mine disaster town

Local police had to disperse a crowd of protesters in Soma as anger swept through the country over the coal mine disaster that has killed hundreds.

Hope fades for Turkish coal mine survivors

Officials have confirmed the deaths of at least 245 miners, saying about 120 are still feared trapped after an explosion and fire in the Soma mine.

Hundreds trapped in Turkish coal mine

An explosion and fire in a coal mine in western Turkey has killed at least four miners and trapped as many as 300 more.


Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders