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Is the Coal Mining Industry of South Africa Under Threat?

2019-9-1 · The Real Reason Behind Sky-High Coal Prices. As the world is getting more and more serious about tackling climate change and lowering carbon emissions, the coal mining sector is becoming increasingly challenged, and in South Africa that is not the …

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2021-11-18 · Coal Mining Matters is an initiative by South African coal producers, under the auspices of the Minerals Council South Africa, to provide insight into the coal industry and its contribution to the South African economy and society at large. The aim is to provide accurate, honest and balanced information about coal''s contribution to the ...

A coal mine, an unsolved murder: a woman''s fight for her ...

2021-11-2 · Mining is key for South Africa''s economy, contributing 8 to 10 percent of national GDP, and employing over half a million people as of 2019, according to government figures. The sector is dominated by coal production, which employs 20 percent of the mining workforce. South Africa also remains heavily reliant on coal for its energy needs.

A South African village, a murder and a coal mine

2020-11-24 · A South African village, a murder and a coal mine. In the wake of last month''s murder of an anti-mining activist in rural South Africa, the BBC''s Pumza Fihlani travelled to the once peaceful ...

End Coal | The heavy toll of coal mining in South Africa

2015-4-2 · Acid mine drainage "Acid mine drainage from coal mining areas has had a devastating impact on water resources, with acidification of rivers and streams, elevated metal levels and consequent fish die-offs", said a report released by the WWF South …

The state of coal mining in South Africa

2019-7-23 · The state of coal mining in South Africa 3. Page This is coal mining 2018 4. Page Coal sector components: 2018 5 VALUE ADDED R82.4 billion Labour: R 25.3 billion Net surplus: R 37 billion Fixed capital: R 16.3 billion Taxes: R 3.87 billion INPUTS R57 billion OUTPUTS R134.3 billion DOMESTIC SUPPLY R 51 billion IMPORTS R 6 billion

List of coal mines in South Africa

2019-6-10 · Matla is one of the top mining companies in South Africa, producing at least 14 million tons of cooking coal annually, which goes directly to the Matla Power Station. With at least 297 million tons of cooking coal in the Matla mine reserves, it makes this …

List Of Coal Mines In South Africa (2021)

2021-1-13 · The Grootegeluk Coal Mine is a coal mine (referred to as an open cast coal mine) that is located within the Waterberg Coalfield which is in the Limpopo province of South Africa. It is operated by Exxaro Resources. The mine is 25 kilometres from Lephalale and employs a total of about 2,000 people. Administrative Office Address: Nelson Mandela Dr ...

17 South African Coal Mining Industry Statistics, Trends ...

2018-11-17 · The South African coal mining industry is responsible for 28% of the total mineral sales which occur during the average year, which leads the mining sector. Platinum follows in second, with 21% of all sales, followed by gold at 15% of total sales. Despite leading in total sales, the growth in production for coal in South Africa was just 0.5%.

Thungela

2021-9-3 · The Khwezela Colliery is an open cast thermal coal mine located about 120 km east of Johannesburg and approximately 22 km south west of eMalahleni in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. The Colliery was formed in 2016 through a merger of the mining operations of the Kleinkopje and Landau collieries.

South African Mining

2021-1-4 · Minerals:Diamonds, gold, coal, iron ore, chrome, copper, emerald, fluorspar, ilmenite, lead, manganese, nickel, phosphate, silica, tin, vanadium, uranium, zinc and zircon. Independence: 31 May 1910 Area: 1,221,037 km2 Mining fact: The Witwatersrand Basin in South Africa is the largest gold resource in the world. This is also where the world''s deepest gold mine is found – the Mponeng Gold ...

THE SOUTH AFRICAN COAL INDUSTRY

2012-7-27 · the South Africa''s remaining coal reserves, but after more than a century of relative intense coal mining, little remains of the previously abundant good quality thick seams. With the exception of some prime coal blocks kept by the big mining companies for future development, the remainder is of low grade, difficult to mine or/and smaller ...

The importance of coal | Statistics South Africa

2015-6-11 · In 2013, coal contributed R51 billion to South Africa''s economy, compared with gold''s R31 billion 1. Measured at current prices, coal is now king. The mineral''s contribution to overall mining value added rose to 22,5% in 2013 from 17,4% in 1993. …

South African coal mining today

2021-11-6 · The country''s coal mining industry employs over 86,900 people, who earn some R24.7 billion. Some 70% of the coal mined in South Africa is consumed domestically, with some 81% of electricity being generated from coal. At current rates of production, South Africa has reserves sufficient to satisfy its needs for more than a century.

Coal mine expansion threatens s and Hluhluwe ...

2021-11-15 · Coal mine expansion threatens s and Hluhluwe – iMfolozi Park. In 2016, South Africa''s minister of minerals and energy granted one of the country''s largest anthracite coal mines in South Africa, Tendele Mine, the right to expand 22 000 hectare mining operations by 222km². This will result in the displacement of 145 families and ...

Coal | Department: Energy | REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

2019-5-22 · Many of the deposits can be exploited at extremely favourable costs and, as a result, a large coal-mining industry has developed. In addition to the extensive use of coal in the domestic economy, about 28 percent of South Africa''s production is exported, mainly through the Richards Bay Coal Terminal, making South Africa the fourth-largest coal ...

Future ownership trends in the South African coal mine …

2021-6-29 · South Africa''s coal mining sector appears to be going through a change of landscape not dissimilar to that experienced in the North Sea oil and gas production sector in recent years, where a new breed of investors has acquired North Sea assets from exiting market participants such as ExxonMobil.

Thungela

2021-9-3 · Thungela''s operations are among the highest quality thermal coal mines in South Africa by calorific value. Thungela also holds a 50% interest in Phola, which owns and operates the Phola Coal Processing Plant, and a 23% indirect interest in RBCT. The Richards Bay Coal Terminal is one of the world''s leading coal export terminals, with an ...

South Africa

2020-1-13 · Coal mining in South Africa is mainly undertaken by privately owned companies, and the shareholders of Richards Bay, the country''s main coal port, are all private companies as well. The state-owned company Transnet controls the railways used to transport coal from the mines to the ports. 4 .

Mining industry in South Africa

2021-10-20 · Coal mining in South Africa began around the same time as gold mining and is one of the country''s most valuable commodities, accounting for a quarter of mineral mining revenue in 2020.

SOUTH AFRICAN COAL SECTOR REPORT

2018-5-25 · South Africa''s coal green fields are mostly located in the Waterberg basin, which is reported to be the future of coal mining in the country. Some of the exploration projects recently conducted in this region includes the Waterberg Coal Joint project conducted by Sekoko Resources.

Coal

2021-11-22 · Coal mining''s advent in South Africa can best be traced to the start of gold mining in the late 19 th century, particularly on the Witwatersrand, with the first coal in appreciable tonnages being extracted on the Highveld coal field close to the nascent …

List of coal mines in South Africa

2019-6-10 · Matla is one of the top mining companies in South Africa, producing at least 14 million tons of cooking coal annually, which goes directly to the Matla Power …

The Present South African Coal Mining Industry

2012-7-27 · The Present South African Coal Mining Industry . To understand the dominance of coal as an energy source in South Africa, it is important to take a look at its beginnings. Coal mining began in 1870 to supply energy to the recently discovered Kimberly diamond fields; this coal was exploited from the Molteno-Indwe coalfield.

COP26: South Africa hails deal to end reliance on coal ...

2021-11-2 · South Africa is set to receive $8.5bn (£6.2bn) to help end its reliance on coal in a deal announced at the COP26 climate summit. President Cyril Ramaphosa has called it …

South African Coal

2018-5-14 · Coal seams are relatively thick and close to the surface, which allows for low-cost mining; a quarter of South Africa''s bituminous coal is between 15-50 m below the surface and much of the remainder between 50-200m. Half of reserves are in seams 4-6m thick and a further third in 2-4m seams (Petrick Commission, 1975).

1 IntroductIon to south AfrIcAn coAl mInIng And …

2021-9-11 · the history of coal mining in south Africa Coal was discovered in KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the Eastern Province, and first documented between 1838 and 1859. The first commercial mining took place near Molteno, in the Eastern Cape, in 18701. The discovery of diamonds at Kimberley in 1870 and gold on the Witwatersrand

Evaluating Impacts of Coal Mining in South African ...

2019-11-11 · The coal mining industry in South Africa generates more than 77 % of all primary energy needs of the country. It forms the basis of the energy sources for the electricity system of the country and so, its dependency index is higher than other sources of energy in the country. Eskom, the state-owned enterprise manages over 90 % of the country''s