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Most coal miners in Mozambique not yet meeting social obligations

Only one of the multinational coal miners operating in the Moatize district of Mozambique’s Tete province has so far honoured its obligations to use part of its income to fund local community development. The companies concerned are India’s...
28th March 2014

Wescoal trading arm merging with MacPhail Distributors

ANDRÉ BOJE The merging process is estimated to continue until the second quarter of this year  Coal mining junior Wescoal is in the merging process between MacPhail Distributors and Wescoal subsidiary and coal trading arm Chandler Coal.
21st February 2014
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Firm to showcase its Africa-focused services and operating expertise at Mining Indaba

Global environmental engineering consulting firm Golder Associates will highlight its service offering for the African continent at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will take place at the Cape Town International Convention...
24th January 2014

Wescoal earnings up as mining business shines

Wescoal CEO Andre Boje Coal-mining junior Wescoal on Monday said it remained confident of maintaining its momentum as half-year earnings rise over 60%. The JSE-listed group delivered headline earnings and headline earnings a share of R18.1-million and 11.4c...
4th November 2013

Eskom coal ‘cliff’ could deal another blow to already battered electricity outlook

Electricity supplies will be further constrained if South Africa fails to secure coal supplies, the Energy Intensive User Group (EIUG) warned a day after State-owned power utility Eskom confirmed that it would not be in a position to meet the...
9th July 2013

Uasa ‘encouraged’ by mining unity accord

Trade union UASA on Friday called for the practical issues discussed at last week’s mining meeting with Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe to be implemented as soon as possible. “This will prevent the meeting from becoming just another talk...
21st June 2013

Court rulings may alter way in which unions exercise right to strike Video Available

Eversheds South Africa employment law head Imraan Mahomed Several recent court judgements may alter the way in which South African trade unions exercise the right to strike, following the determination that a union can be held liable for damages caused during a union-organised protest action or workplace...
14th September 2012

Wescoal Mining names CEO

JSE-listed Wescoal Holdings said on Monday that Dutch Botes has been appointed the CEO of its mining subsidiary with effect from November 1. A Wescoal spokesperson told Mining Weekly Online that Botes would preside over the mining section of the...
10th September 2012

Wescoal inks R700m coal supply deal with Eskom

JSE-listed Wescoal said on Thursday it had clinched a 3.2-million-ton coal supply agreement with power utility Eskom from its Khanyisa and Intabane mines in Mpumalanga. The three-year supply agreement to January 31, 2015, was a “step in the...
6th September 2012

Lack of investment in SA coal mining industry

A strict regulatory mining environment, water use licences and a lack of historical investment in logistical infrastructure in South Africa are significant challenges that are driving coal mining investment elsewhere.
17th August 2012

Transactions to increase Wescoal life-of-mine by 15 years

Coal junior Wescoal announced a four-step transaction last week, which will increase its life of mine by 15 years, in the medium term. The transactions included the acquisition of the remaining 40% of the Vlaklaagte mining right, owned by...
17th August 2012

Veolia clinches Mauritania wastewater plant contract

Water and wastewater subsidiary of Veolia Water, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies South Africa (Veolia) was recently contracted by an engineering, procurement and construction management company to design, fabricate and supply a brackish...
10th August 2012
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