Coal Mining

Illegal Gupta coal mine accused of polluting crop irrigation water

A Gupta-linked colliery has been accused of polluting the Olifants River, a vital source of water for food crop irrigation on farms around Delmas.

Coal comfort on the edge of despair

Mining firms are steamrolling into the pristine wetlands of Chrissiesmeer, despite a state-imposed moratorium.

SA needs long-term coal plan

In order to move the mineral from Botswana, Transnet and Eskom are going to need help.

AgriSA compensation bid turned down by ConCourt

Efforts by AgriSA to win R2-million in compensation for coal rights it claims were expropriated by the state have been unsuccessful.

Eskom will not intervene in Glencore and Xstrata merger

Eskom has withdrawn its intervention in the multi-billion dollar merger between resource companies Glencore and Xstrata.

SA plays power games with coal

President Jacob Zuma signed a bilateral energy agreement with Botswana President Ian Khama on August 31 to buy coal from that country.

In the ANC’s crosshairs: New road map for coal producers

The ANC wants to ensure the state power utility's future needs are met, but it has also acknowledged the need to move to other energy sources.

Glencore Xstrata could irk authorities over merger plans

But Glencore and Xstrata executives maintain that they are merely consolidating their business.

Which way for Botswana coal?

Choosing the route of a new railway is a tough and imminent decision the government faces.

Botswana seeks to exploit its coal reserves

Botswana will lift a moratorium on new prospecting licences for coal in a bid to optimise benefits from its 212-billion tonnes of coal reserves.

State-owned mine shuts amid controversy

A partly state-owned coal mine in Mpumalanga was forced to close down two months ago due to community violence.

Coal strike threatens power supply

The coal strike currently under way will threaten the immediate ability to provide electricity, say the unions and state power company Eskom.


Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

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

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