Universal Coal

Universal Coal acquires third colliery

Universal Coal has completed the acquisition of its third operating colliery. The assets that comprise the North Block Complex was aqcuired from Exxaro.

Dr Con Fauconnier inducted into South African Mining Hall of Fame

Dr Con Fauconnier, an authority on underground fires has been inducted into the Joburg Indaba’s South African Mining Hall of Fame.

Exxaro’s Leeuwpan roars again

Exxaro’s Leeuwpan coal mine situated near Delmas, Mpumalanga, was at imminent risk of running out of coal. On Friday, 28 September, it breathed a sigh of relief as a new road made way for it to access precious coal reserves.
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Mining unions submit recommendation to Parliament on improving health and safety

South Africa’s four mining unions have submitted recommendations to Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources on health and safety challenges facing the mining industry.

New challenges ahead for miners while existing priorities remain

After two years of improving financial performance, reduced debts and cost-cutting, the next phase in the mining landscape will involve the incorporation of advanced...
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Optimum coal mine tempts several potential buyers

Several companies are considering whether to buy the Optimum coal mine in Mpumalanga, South Africa. These companies include Exxaro Resources, Seriti Resources and Glencore. If...
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Mining Charter must see a rebirth of South African mining

Talks on the Mining Charter, initiated by Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe, were quite robust. That should be no surprise to anyone. AUTHOR: Tebello Chabana, Chamber...

NUM pleads with Eskom to reverse coal contracts cancellations

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has voiced its concern that Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has chosen not to renew coal contracts with “individual...

We aren’t to blame if Exxaro Arnot mine closes says Eskom

Eskom has indicated its concern regarding media reports revealing the potential closure of Exxaro’s Arnot coal mine and the resultant job losses should Eskom...

Eskom to terminate Exxaro’s Arnot coal supply agreement in December

JSE-listed South Africa coal major Exxaro said in a statement on Tuesday that Eskom confirmed verbally at a meeting between senior executives of the...

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