EXCLUSIVE: The future of coal in South Africa literally

Oct 09, 2017 · The future of coal and coal mining t 2050 in South Africa. The above leaves the coal industry in an uncertain position. There are basically two stark choices. A major decline in the coal mining industry. The first major shock could be a decision to effectively close all coal fired power stations between now and 2050 and go with renewables.




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    Four possible futures for SAs coal mines | Fin24

    The future of coal mining hangs in the balance amid mounting global pressure to reduce carbon emissions. The Chamber of Mines sets out four scenarios for the sectors future in SA.

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    Strategising the future of coal in South Africa Chamber

    Apr 23, 2018 · The strategy document concludes that coal will continue to play an important role in the South African economy for the foreseeable future and that the mining industry is committed to investing in and making use of clean coal technologies in order to actively participate in the country’s transition to a low-carbon economy.

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    Coal deposits of South Africa the future of coal mining

    Coal deposits of South Africa - the future of coal mining in South Africa 3 Coal Fields of South Africa The coal mines are located in five provinces of SA (Fig.2.): In the Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Free State, Kwazulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape Province. Most collieries are concentrated around the towns of Witbank, Ermelo and Secunda.

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    History of mining in South Africa: The key events

    May 20, 2019 · The construction of power stations on the coal fields of Witbank and Delmas established fossil fuels, and by extension mining, as the primary source of South African power, while the combination of the Venterspost, Libanon and Kloof gold mines into a single operation by 1968 established a project that has gone on to produce around 15,000kg of gold per year.

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    Opinion: South Africas coal mining sector could shrink by 46

    THE FUTURE OF COAL AND COAL MINING IN SOUTH AFRICA TO 2050 The above leaves the mining industry and the coal industry, in particular, in a deeply concerning and uncertain position.

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    The Future of Mining in South Africa Innovation imperative

    The Future of Mining in South Africa Innovation imperative. Local mining companies and internationals with significant local assets manage unique South African operational complexities while still operating in the context of global pressures. We believe a step change in every respect of the current business is required for survival.

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    Coal in South Africa Wikipedia

    Around 77% of South Africas energy needs are directly derived from coal and 92% of coal consumed on the African continent is produced in South Africa. The use of coal in South Africa dates back to the iron age (300–1880 AD), when charcoal was used to melt iron and copper, but large-scale exploitation of coal did not occur until the mid-19th century.

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    Mining industry of South Africa Wikipedia

    South Africa is the worlds third largest coal exporter, and much of the countrys coal is used for power production. (about 40%) [5] 77% of South Africas energy needs are provided by coal. Gold [ edit ]

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    List of the biggest mining companies in South Africa

    2. BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa Proprietary Limited. Formerly known as Ingwe Collieries Limited, the company prides itself as the owner and operator of collieries in the Mpumalanga province as well as KwaZulu Natal province in the country. BHP Billiton was founded in 1944 and operates as part of South32 Limited. 3. Rio Tinto

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    THE FUTURE OF COAL MINING IN SOUTH AFRICA Menar

    Sep 12, 2017 · South Africa is one of the seven largest coal-producing and one of the top five coal-exporting countries in the world. By Nyiko Mahundla South Africa produces additional of 255 million tons of coal and consumes almost three-quarters of that domestically.

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    What is the future of South Africas mining sector

    Aug 16, 2018 · South Africa has some of the worlds biggest reserves of platinum, gold, iron ore and coal. But mining now makes up less than seven percent of its …

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    Conflict implications of coal mining and environmental

    Coal burning from power stations for generating electricity is responsible for high levels of air pollution in South Africa (Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism 2005) and has caused a great hazard to human health and the South African environment in general (Munnik et al. 2010; News24 2013).

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    Keynote Address: Coal miningthe future SAIMM

    Keynote Address: Coal mining—the future 20 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2001 The Journal of The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Uses of hard coal in 1998 3.56bn MT Non-metallurgical industry, including cement Domestic 5% 5% Other Commerce, public 2%

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    17 South African Coal Mining Industry Statistics Trends

    All mining activities in South Africa suffered in 2016. As a whole, the industry suffered a 4% decline during the year, which was the steepest decrease since the 2009 global recession hit. Only diamond production was able to see growth during that year. Coal is a central component of South African ...

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    Opinion: South Africas coal mining sector could shrink by 46

    Coal mining accounted for 26.7% of the total value of mining production in 2015, making it the most valuable in terms of sales of the 14 main mining commodities tracked by Statistics South Africa.

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    SOUTH AFRICAN COAL SECTOR REPORT

    Coal is the major primary energy source for South Africa. More than 90% of the country’s electricity, approximately 30% of the liquid fuel, and about 70% of its total energy needs are …

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    PDF South African Coal Mining Industry: SocioEconomic

    The five leading coal mining companies (Anglo Coal, BHP Billiton, Exxaro, Xstrata and Sasol) produce over 80% of the South African coal.

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    The Future of Mining in South Africa Innovation imperative

    The Future of Mining in South Africa Innovation imperative Local mining companies and internationals with significant local assets manage unique South African operational complexities while still operating in the context of global pressures. We believe a step change in every respect of the current business is required for survival.

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    Coal Mines in South Africa Intelligence and Info | Africa

    Coal Mines in South Africa. According to Eskom, coal mines in South Africa produce 224 million tonnes per year. South Africa is the world’s seventh largest coal producer after China, USA, India, Australia, Indonesia and Russia. 31% of all coal mines in South Africa can be found in the central Highveld while Witbank and Ermelo feature 30% and 13, 8% respectively.

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    The impact of coal mining on the environment and community

    Particular focus is placed on coal mining in the Mpumalanga Province, which accounts for over 84% of South Africas coal production. This was done with a view to developing a better understanding of the interrelationships between the coal mining industry and the local …

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    THE IMPACT OF MINING ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN ECONOMY

    According to the government, there are 35 large-scale gold mines operating in South Africa, while the country accounts for 11% of the worlds gold reserves. South Africa also accounts for 96% of known global reserves of platinum group metals, and is the second largest palladium producer.

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    The heavy toll of coal mining in South Africa | Africa

    The heavy toll of coal mining in South Africa. Among the issues scientists have found are elevated carbon dioxide emissions, sulphur dioxide in the air, heavy metals in the soil and acidic groundwater. These were linked to the 22 collieries in Mpumalanga, as well as the 12 coal-fired power stations - of the countrys 16.

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    The Future of Coal in South Africa Analytica

    The Roadmap was developed as a collaboration of members of the coal value chain in South Africa, including the Fossil Fuel Foundation (FFF), coal producers, Eskom, Sasol, and the national Departments of Energy and Mineral Resources.