the south african coal industry

  • The Role of Mining in the South African Economy

    mining sectors to aggregate output in the South African economy, rather than with the aggregate volume of sales of the sector.4 Over the 1970-98 period, the proportional contribution of the mining sector to total value added in the South African economy has more than halved, declining from 21.3% in1970, to 9.9% of the private sector's GDPin 1998.

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  • South Africa's Precious Metal Mining Industry Is On Shaky

    In fact, during this boom, in 1987, the industry employed 760,000 people. Today, the story of South Africa's mining sector makes for grim reading. The once mighty sector is a shadow of its former self as precious metals continue to struggle. Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reports that gold has lost ground over the last three decades.

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  • Mining 2020

    Mining Laws and Regulations covering issues in South Africa of Relevant Authorities and Legislation, Recent Political To understand the extent of the BEE obligations for South Africa's mining industry, of South Africa's mineral and petroleum resources and has a duty to administer these resources for the benefit of all South Africans.

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  • The importance of coal

    The importance of coal. Calls to decrease the world's dependence on coal as an energy source are well intentioned. Lower use would reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and less demand would lower the environmental risk of coal mining. However, as the world moves away from coal, South Africa will need to consider the implications.

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  • South Africa

    South African proved coal reserves were estimated at 11 billion short tons at the end of 2016, the 10th-largest in the world, according to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2017. South Africa's coal reserves accounted for 75% of those in Africa and 1% of total world reserves.[8]

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  • South Africa's Iron Ore Industry

    5.1 Industry Dynamics South Africa has built the model economy within Sub-Saharan Africa by exploiting its abundant mineral and natural resources. After emerging from apartheid in the 1990s, the nation has the right foundations for a competitive environment:

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  • G20 subsidies to oil, gas and coal production: South

    G20 subsidies to oil, gas and coal production: South Africa Vibhuti Garg and Lucy Kitson priceofoil odi Country Study November 2015 Argentina Australia Brazil Canada China France Germany India Indonesia Italy Japan Korea (Republic of) Mexico Russia Saudi Arabia South Africa Turkey United Kingdom United States

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  • Logistics Implications in the South African Coal Mining

    Keywords: logistics, coal supply chain, transport, coal-mining, socio-economic, environment 1. Introduction The history of coal-mining in South Africa spans over 100 years. On discovery, coal was used with ease for cooking and space heating. As its commercial significance grew, the coal-mining industry supply chain visibility started emerging and

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  • COAL MINING AND THE ENVIRONMENT

    concluded that while the coal mining applies good environmental standards to its operations, it may need to pay more attention to the mine-to-ash aspects of coal use. Introduction Given the size of South Africa's coal mining industry, it is no surprise that its environmental impacts are considerable.

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  • Conflict implications of coal mining and environmental

    South Africa's experience with regard to the issues of pollution is not different from those reported in other countries. This is because South Africa largely depends on coal for electricity generation. Emalahleni on the Highveld of Mpumalanga province is the heart of South African coal production (eNCA News 2015).

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  • South Africa Energy Situation

    South Africa Energy Situation. From energypediafo. Jump to 1000 MW wind capacity and 200 MW CSP capacity. The revised IRP generated vigorous debate, also in the wind industry in South Africa which argued that the allocation to There is, currently, no large-scale geothermal production in South Africa, since coal is abundant and

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  • Industry

    The sector is also home to the synthetic fuels production industry which, with three plants in operation that produce oil and petrochemicals from coal, serves 40% of the nation's motor fuels demand. There are four oil refineries in South Africa, with a total production capacity in 2002 of 469,000 barrels per day.

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  • The threats to human rights from mining and coal

    compliance with air quality standards for most South African coal-fired power plants until at least 2020, and in many cases until 2025. 6. Government inaction has also helped make the mining industry one of the least transparent industries in South Africa. Basic information essential to

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  • Water Air Quality in Mpumalanga, South Africa Affected

    2 South African photojournalist Daylin Paul recently launched an exhibition in Johannesburg documenting the environmental impacts of South Africa's coal industry, according to the Peninsula Qatar. In Mpumalanga there is dust everywhere. The water is milky. The air is a smoggy brown and it burns your throat to

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  • Logistics Implications in the South African Coal Mining

    Keywords: logistics, coal supply chain, transport, coal-mining, socio-economic, environment 1. Introduction The history of coal-mining in South Africa spans over 100 years. On discovery, coal was used with ease for cooking and space heating. As its commercial significance grew, the coal-mining industry supply chain visibility started emerging and

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  • Coal Prices Forecast: Long Term, 2018 to 2030

    Since January 2016, when the price of coal reached a 10-year low, coal prices have rebounded by about 100 percent. Several factors have contributed to this price rebound. First, as part of China's effort to reduce harmful emissions the world's largest coal consumer and producer, reduced its domestic production and increased its imports. Second

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  • ESTIMATION OF CAPITAL COSTS FOR ESTABLISHING COAL MINES

    ESTIMATION OF CAPITAL COSTS FOR ESTABLISHING COAL MINES IN SOUTH AFRICA Moshe Mohutsiwa A research report submitted to the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of the Witwatersrand, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Engineering Johannesburg, 2015

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  • South African Coal

    The South African coal export industry has three railage routes to the sea that are used to export coal, these are: • The Richards Bay Coal Line (operated by CoalLink), from Ogies in Mpumalanga to Richards Bay in KwaZulu Natal. This line accounts for about 96% of all South African coal exports;

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  • [REPORT]: Is the Mining Industry in South Africa in

    Coal also remained strong as the biggest revenue generator, accounting for 29 percent of South Africa's R351.3 billion total mining revenue. Gold's share of the market decreased, though it's the only commodity to show real growth in South African since 2004. While the market's not in freefall, it's certainly on unstable ground.

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  • Coal in South Africa

    South Africa produces in excess of 255 million tonnes of coal (2011 estimate) and consumes almost three quarters of that domestically. Around 77% of South Africa's energy needs are directly derived from coal and 92% of coal consumed on the African continent is produced in South Africa.

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  • Cement

    29-11-2014With the recent fall in coal and oil prices in international markets and in case Pakistan changes its coal suppliers, it may further erode prices of South African coal in the world market which may prove a severe blow to the current good trade relations between the two countries. Published in Dawn, November 29th, 2014

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  • South African Coal Mining Industry: Socio

    A number of factors indicating the socio-economic attributes of the South African coal mining industry supply chain emerged from the interviews conducted with professionals who are also involved in decision making in the industry and the role players as elaborated herewith. 6.1 The socio-economic attributes of coal mining in South Africa

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  • Supply chain constraints in the South African coal mining

    This is a desirable direction for the future in order to maintain sustainable development. Emanating from the study are policy and research recommendations for the South African coal mining industry, covering the coordination of the critical areas of the proposed integrated strategy for the development of the coal mining industry.

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  • Upstream Oil Gas in South Africa

    At present, South Africa does not have significant proven oil and gas reserves and produces oil and gas from coal and imported crude oil. The relative under-utilisation of gas is as a result of the abundant coal resources in the country that allowed South Africa to produce petroleum and by-products as well as electricity cheaply from coal.

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