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  • EXCLUSIVE: The future of coal in South Africa literally ...

    Coal and Massive PollutionWind Power Is Cheaper Than CoalEnergy and Mining Polices UncertaintyConclusionThe first faulty argument is the view that coal fired power stations cause mass pollution. It is perfectly true that coal-fired power stations, and their associated mining operations, used to be massive pollutants of the air and their environment. However, over the years Eskom has made enormous progress in reducing pollution. Particulate matter and emissions have been reduced 90 % over 35 years. New High Efficiency Low EmissionSee more on miningreviewEstimated Reading Time: 11 mins
  • The Future of Coal in South Africa - Analytica

    The Future of Coal in South Africa 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?

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  • SOUTH AFRICAN COAL SECTOR REPORT - Energy

    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. This project is based on the Coal Zone and the exploration program estimated 5Bt of resources.

  • Strategising the future of coal in South Africa - Chamber ...

    Apr 23, 2018  Strategising the future of coal in South Africa Coal has become a very controversial topic in recent times but remains an important commodity that still has a key role to play in the development of the economy in South Africa as well as the country’s future energy mix. This article first appeared in Mining Review Africa Issue 3 2018

  • The future of South Africa's coal industry is not what it ...

    Aug 12, 2020  T he future of the once-booming South African coal industry is no longer what it used to be or, to use another well-known old saw, the ‘winds of change’ seem to have finally caught up with the sector that produced 259 million tons (Mt) of coal in 2019 and earned total revenues of R139.3bn.

  • SA's coal industry at a 'crossroads', says global report ...

    Dec 17, 2019  A global report released on Tuesday says recent changes in South Africa's energy sector have placed the future of coal at a "crossroads". However, demand is expected to be stable for the next five years, supported by the Chinese market, which accounts for

  • The writing is on the wall for coal-fired stations in ...

    Jun 04, 2021  The future of coal in South Africa There are already 12 polluting coal-fired power stations in the Highveld, in addition to Sasol’s coal-to-liquids plant in Secunda, and the NatRef refinery in Sasolburg. These 14 facilities contribute to the majority of the air pollution in the Highveld.

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  • Future of the South African mining industry

    The most important threat to the future of the mining industry is the recurrent mention of nationalization. While interaction between the mining industry and political and economic development of South Africa has always been characteristic, the current debate is emotional more than rational, and engineers are not well equipped to participate.

  • South Africa Energy Outlook – Analysis - IEA

    South Africa continues to dominate coal production in Africa. Despite declining production, falling domestic demand boosts export volumes in both scenarios. South Africa also relies on oil and gas for its energy needs, but recent gas discoveries could reduce its import needs. South Africa cumulative investment needs by scenario, 2019-2040

  • Future ownership trends in the South African coal mine sector

    Jun 29, 2021  Accordingly, there are questions about the future of coal mining from an ownership perspective in South Africa. Big departures. In May 2021 the shareholders of global mining giant Anglo American approved the demerger of its South African thermal coal mining business into a new holding company, Thungela Resources.

  • Coal still a lifeline for SA as transition begins ...

    Aug 23, 2021  Coal still a lifeline for SA as transition begins. While the global focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues looks to phase out coal as an energy resource, the prospects for South African coal production remain strong for coming decades. Following the 3 rd Coal Industry Day, held online in July, SRK Consulting principal coal ...

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  • SOUTH AFRICA’S COAL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW, 2014

    However, the future of coal mining in South Africa lies in the Waterberg coal basin. The study asserts that opening the Waterberg region for large scale mining is vital to the future of the South African coal mining industry. The carbon content in South Africa’s coals increases eastwards; with a decrease in the number of seams and their ...

  • South Africa: COP26 – Coal and the Future of Mpumalanga ...

    Jun 10, 2021  South Africa: COP26 – Coal and the Future of Mpumalanga Communities. The British High Commission, in partnership with the National Press Club, held a conversation on the anticipated well-being of communities in Mpumalanga, the core of coal production. As stakeholders in various climate change sectors and the world in general counts down to ...

  • South Africa: The future of underground coal gasification ...

    Sep 25, 2018  South Africa has an abundance of coal resources and the potential is there to ensure that clean coal technologies are utilised to provide for sustainable future exploitation of coal in a manner that reduces the environmental impact thereof and builds industries for the fourth industrial revolution.

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  • Evaluating Impacts of Coal Mining in South African ...

    In addition, there are an estimated 30 billion tons of coal reserves in South Africa that can produce more energy output for the next 200 years, as the demand for coal will also increase in the future. The coal mining industry is Eskom’s main source in energy generation around South Africa. However, coal

  • Coal remains South Africa’s lowest cost, baseload source ...

    Apr 22, 2021  If South Africa is to keep the cogs of industry turning and ensure post COVID-19 economic recovery as well as future economic development and growth, the country will have to continue relying on coal for primary energy generation as it remains the country’s lowest cost, baseload source of energy, mining investment firm Menar MD VUSLAT BAYOĞLU tells CHANTELLE KOTZE.

  • Coal on a drive to delay its demise - The Mail Guardian

    Jul 28, 2021  Global coal-industry bodies are expected to prioritise discussions on coal’s future in South Africa, despite the risks posed by fossil-fuel assets in the present and future. Coal

  • As Mpumalanga towns plot future beyond coal, workers ...

    Aug 27, 2021  As Mpumalanga towns plot future beyond coal, workers express pain over mine closures. The Steve Tshwete local municipality, in Mpumalanga, which is at the epicentre of South Africa ’s coal ...

  • South Africa aims to reach net zero emissions in 2050 ...

    Sep 16, 2020  The government wants to reduce this figure to 45% by 2030 and plans to shut down and repurpose some older coal power stations to achieve this. As the coal industry employs many people in South Africa, the government has emphasised the importance of a ‘just transition’ to clean energy, finding miners alternative employment.

  • Coal in South Africa - Wikipedia

    South Africa produces in excess of 255 million tonnes of coal (2011 estimate) and consumes almost three-quarters of that domestically. As of 2018, South Africa was the seventh largest producer and consumer of coal in the world. This large industry, means that as of 2015 about 80,000 workers, or .5% of total employment, was from the coal industry, down from a peak in 1981 of 135,000 workers.

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  • Future of the South African mining industry

    The most important threat to the future of the mining industry is the recurrent mention of nationalization. While interaction between the mining industry and political and economic development of South Africa has always been characteristic, the current debate is emotional more than rational, and engineers are not well equipped to participate. This

  • South Africa sets out to tighten 2030 emissions target

    Jun 04, 2021  South Africa is proposing to deepen its emissions cuts by almost a third in 2030, according to a draft climate plan published last week. The government launched a consultation on its updated climate plan to run until the end of May, with a view to submit a final document to the UN ahead of the Cop26 climate talks in Glasgow, UK, in November.. Under the draft plan, South Africa will limit

  • Coal still a lifeline for South Africa as transition ...

    Aug 05, 2021  Coal still a lifeline for South Africa as transition begins. W hile the global focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues looks to phase out coal as an energy resource, the prospects for South African coal production remain strong for coming decades. Following the 3 rd Coal Industry Day, held online in July, SRK Consulting ...

  • The future of coal in South Africa - MICROMINE

    Aug 20, 2019  The South African government has a plan for energy projection up to 2030. The hope is that an additional generating capacity of 9.5 GW of wind, 6.8 GW of solar, 6.7 GW of coal, and 2.5 GW of hydropower will be available by that time. This would still mean that South Africa would still be acquiring 64% of its power from coal.

  • The future of South Africa’s coal industry is not what it ...

    Aug 12, 2020  The future of the once-booming South African coal industry is no longer what it used to be or, to use another well-known old saw, the ‘winds of change’ seem to have finally caught up with the sector that produced 259 million tons (Mt) of coal in 2019 and earned total revenues of R139.3bn.

  • Coal still a lifeline for South Africa as transition ...

    Aug 06, 2021  Coal still a lifeline for South Africa as transition begins. While the global focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues looks to phase out coal as an energy resource, the prospects for South African coal production remain strong for coming decades. Following the 3 rd Coal Industry Day, held online in July, SRK Consulting ...

  • South African coal industry to reach tipping point in 2025

    Oct 21, 2020  The South African coal industry will likely reach a tipping point by 2025, when renewable energy should be cheaper, both in terms of capital and operational expenditure, than existing coal-fired ...

  • South African Coal Market News and Analysis IHS Markit

    Aug 26, 2021  IHS Markit expects South Africa to play a key role providing for Asia’s key demand centers, predicting 56MMT in steam coal exports to Asia by 2020, steadily increasing through 2040. 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 ...

  • Future of the South African mining industry

    The most important threat to the future of the mining industry is the recurrent mention of nationalization. While interaction between the mining industry and political and economic development of South Africa has always been characteristic, the current debate is emotional more than rational, and engineers are not well equipped to participate. This

  • South Africa - Energy Information Administration

    South Africa's energy sector is critical to its economy, as the country relies heavily on its large-scale, energy-intensive coal mining industry. South Africa has limited proved reserves of oil and natural gas and uses its large coal deposits to meet most of its energy needs, particularly in the electricity sector.

  • South Africa aims to reach net zero emissions in 2050 ...

    Sep 16, 2020  The government wants to reduce this figure to 45% by 2030 and plans to shut down and repurpose some older coal power stations to achieve this. As the coal industry employs many people in South Africa, the government has emphasised the importance of a ‘just transition’ to clean energy, finding miners alternative employment.

  • Coal on a drive to delay its demise - The Mail Guardian

    Jul 28, 2021  Global coal-industry bodies are expected to prioritise discussions on coal’s future in South Africa, despite the risks posed by fossil-fuel assets in the present and future. Coal

  • 1 IntroductIon to south AfrIcAn coAl mInIng And

    Figure 1.3 Coal reserves of South Africa, 20105 The importance of the coal industry to South Africa has motivated the Department of Mineral Resources to oversee a re-assessment of the coal reserves and resources that is being undertaken by the Council for Geoscience. The publication of the figures is expected in 2014.

  • Future ownership trends in the South African coal mine sector

    Jun 29, 2021  Accordingly, there are questions about the future of coal mining from an ownership perspective in South Africa. Big departures. In May 2021 the shareholders of global mining giant Anglo American approved the demerger of its South African thermal coal mining business into a new holding company, Thungela Resources.

  • Coal-Reliant South Africa Invests in Gas Power to Go ...

    Aug 03, 2021  Coal-Reliant South Africa Is Turning to Gas Power On its path to a greener future, the world’s 12th-biggest source of greenhouse gases plans to invest in another fossil fuel. By

  • South Africa: The future of underground coal gasification ...

    Sep 25, 2018  South Africa has an abundance of coal resources and the potential is there to ensure that clean coal technologies are utilised to provide for sustainable future exploitation of coal in a manner that reduces the environmental impact thereof and builds industries for the fourth industrial revolution.

  • the future of coal industry in south africa

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