what is the future of the coal industry in sa

  • The global war against coal: What does the future hold for coal?

    Feb 5, 2018 Despite coal's importance, the industry's role in the economy is being disrupted by a number of policy and regulatory changes in the market, such as South Africa's climate change commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris Agreement, an uncertain mining regulatory framework 


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  • Growth Or Demise? The Future Of SA's Coal Sector

    In 2014, South Africa produced about $11bn worth of coal, $8bn worth of platinum group metals and $6bn each of gold and iron ore. Coal was king by a mile. Yet our coal, the most valuable South African commodity of the past few years (and maybe decades), warrants hardly a mention in the international media compared [ 


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  • THE SOUTH AFRICAN COAL MINING INDUSTRY Journal of

    is to provide an exposition of supply chain dynamics within the South African coal mining industry and to The South African Coal Mining Industry: A Need for a More Efficient and Collaborative Supply Chain. Part of the .. for future coal export growth and will enable the servicing of emerging BEE coal miners which are 


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  • The future of "dirty" coal in South Africa vs renewable energy sources

    Feb 9, 2018 During the past few years, similar to other commodities, there has been a slump in the demand for coal globally. This has largely been caused by structurally changes in the Chinese economy – with a reduced demand for coal, coupled with increased investment in the renewable energy sector by China and 


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  • SA mining industry makes compelling case for protection of coal IOL

    Feb 7, 2018 CAPE TOWN The South African mining industry on Wednesday tabled a case for coal mining in the country, arguing that coal will continue to play an important role in the economy for the foreseeable future despite its declining profile and negative impact on the environment. At the Mining Indaba on 


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  • EXCLUSIVE: The future of coal in South Africa literally rests in the air

    Oct 9, 2017 It is perfectly true that coalfired power stations, and their associated mining operations, used to be massive pollutants of the air and their environment.The coal industry's fate is dependent on three major highly flawed arguments being used against it.


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  • The Future of the South African Mining Industry Chamber of Mines

    Future of the South African Mining Industry. Metals and minerals are the building blocks for smart technologies. • Copper (16 grams) ¹. • Silver (0.35 grams) ¹. • Gold (0.034 grams) ¹. • Palladium (0.015 grams) ¹. • Platinum (0.00034 grams) ¹. • Ceramic magnetic switches containing rare earths ². • Indium². • Titanium dioxide ².


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  • Does the mining industry have a future in South Africa?

    Feb 23, 2018 The mining industry in South Africa is smaller now than 1994. This is an opportunity lost, as estimates show it could expand by 3% to 4% a year to 2020.


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  • Does the mining industry have a future in South Africa?

    Feb 23, 2018 The mining industry in South Africa is smaller now than 1994. This is an opportunity lost, as estimates show it could expand by 3% to 4% a year to 2020.


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  • THE FUTURE OF COAL MINING IN SOUTH AFRICA — Menar

    Sep 12, 2017 South Africa produces additional of 255 million tons of coal and consumes almost threequarters of that domestically. South Africa is one of the seven largest coalproducing and one of the top five coalexporting countries in the world. By Nyiko Mahundla.


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  • Mining redesigned innovation and technology needs for the future

    PAPERS OF GENERAL INTEREST. Mining redesigned innovation and technology needs for the future a South African perspective. M. Hermanus. Natural Resources and Environment Unit of the CSIR (Council/or Scientific and Industrial Research), South Africa 


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  • Future of the South African mining industry and the roles of the

    PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS. Future of the South African mining industry and the roles of the SAIMM and the Universities. J.N. van der Merwe. School of Mining Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. SYNOPSIS. The current state of the South African mining industry is briefly reviewed from 


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  • SA's future growth depends on energy blend with coal at its core

    Mar 28, 2017 continues and the country has lower economic growth for years into the future. The renewable lobby will find it difficult to argue with the fact that SA will pay an extraordinarily high economic price if its coal industry declines. If Eskom's demand were to decline 37% because of closing coal plants, it is 


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  • South African Coal Mining Industry: SocioEconomic Attributes (PDF

    Dec 20, 2017 Fulltext (PDF) Coal has been an important commodity in South Africa for many years and it is one of the oldest mining enterprises in the country. Its role since 1923 as a primary source of energy has steered the economy and society to prosperity. The energy generated especially electricity and


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  • South Africa and coal SourceWatch

    In 2005 it was estimated that coalfired power stations accounted for approximately 93% of South Africa's electricity production and were the dominant domestic .. which will last 200 years or more given the country's overwhelming dependence on coal, this issue has huge ramifiions for our future development path.".


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  • Analysis: The Future of Eskom and South Africa's coal sector will be

    Jul 4, 2016 The possible answers are cause for even greater concern because, as we shall see, the future of our country with Eskom as a utility based on coal fired power plants, and its symbiotic relationship with our coal mining sector, is a decidedly uncertain one. The whole Tegeta gambit is just a symptom of a far 


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  • Coal production remains lucrative for South Africa Mining Weekly

    Mar 11, 2016 Coal industry roleplayers remain confident that the commodity will continue to play a crucial role in energy production in South Africa and worldwide amid and despite the "As long as we do not outprice ourselves, coal will remain a lucrative commodity for South Africa for the foreseeable future.".


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  • The future of coal in South Africa Analytica Case Studies

    South Africa uses coal extensively. It is one of the few countries that synthesizes gasoline and diesel from coal. Is there a future for the South African coal industry in a low carbon world? To answer this question, industry and government developed a "Coal Roadmap". Analytica was central to the success of the project –to 


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  • South African Coal Market News and Analysis IHS Markit

    South Africa is well poised to meet Asia's future coal demand. The country's proven reserves sit at an estimated 30 BMT, and an estimated 30 billion MT more in reserves could be extracted from neighboring countries Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. In addition, in 2014, South African suppliers 


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  • Coal deposits of South Africa the future of coal mining in South Africa

    Coal deposits of South Africa the future of coal mining in South Africa. Stephan Schmidt. Institute for Geology, GustavZeunerStr.12, 09599 Freiberg. Abstract. This paper gives an overview over the deposits of hard coal in South. Africa. South Africa is the fifth largest coal producing country in the world. The first part deals 


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