Menar to suspend coal production in line with Govt.'s COVID-19 shutdown directive

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- miningmx.com | 5 days ago

Mines and energy minister, Gwede Mantashe, said on Wednesday (March 26) that in certain circumstances coal mining exports may be permitted.

He was commenting on the government’s view that supplying coal domestically – to Eskom – was considered an essential service. “We have made it publicly known that we plan to invest R7bn in greenfield investments in the next two years and create over 5,000 jobs.

The efficacy of the president’s directive would be critical in rebuilding the economy,” said Bayoglu.

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