[img:Quota - Pic 1_0.jpg|Eskom CEO Brian Dames]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 10 January 2011 - South African power utility Eskom has reiterated its call for urgent coal export restrictions, suggesting a formula-based export quota for mining companies.
“This regulation of coal exports should actually already have been introduced,” said Eskom CEO Brian Dames in an interview here with Miningmx. He said Eskom was losing between 500MW and 1 000MW per day due to poor quality coal-supplies to power stations.
[img:Mining boat_0.jpg|SA coal exports â€’ may be regulated to protect Eskom]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 18 November 2010 - The South African government is giving serious consideration to the future regulation of coal exports, in order to protect power utility Eskom from local producers who get higher prices for their coal in India and China.
Mineral resources deputy minister Godfrey Oliphant said here at a conference on clean coal resources that Eskom was suffering because low-grade coal was being sold to India and China. It was proving more profitable for the producers to export the coal than to sell it to Eskom, so the producers then sold a very poor quality product to Eskom.
The Eskom board's latest announcements of intentions to appeal a 5% tariff approval does not come as a shock. This is according to Ted Blom, a partner at Mining & Energy Advisors, and former Eskom staffer.
[img:Universal%20ka_0.jpg|Exploratory drilling at Universal Coal’s Kangala project in South Africa]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 15 December 2011 - ASX-listed Universal Coal is pitching to supply coal from its planned Kangala mine to Eskom’s Kusile power station, despite the fact that Anglo American Coal holds the contract to supply Kusile.
Trade union Solidarity has declared a dispute with Eskom after the power utility did not turn up for further negotiations regarding salary increases. Eskom has offered a 0% salary increase for employees.