Monthly Archives: May 2015

South African Power Shortage Bites

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South Africa’s national utility Eskom – struggling with a serious liquidity crunch, frequent strikes, a credit downgrading to junk status as well as top-management changes – has implemented frequent blackouts this year as it cannot produce enough electricity to meet demand. The blackouts threaten mining and coal loading activity at South Africa’s massive Richards Bay Continue Reading

Botswana Mining Industry Set for Growth

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BMI Research has maintained a positive outlook for Botswana’s mining sector to 2018 with diamonds remaining the country’s main product but coal production accelerating in the years ahead. “Over the next few years we highlighted particularly strong potential for growth in coal production,” BMR Research said in it’s a recent report. “Fast growth from a Continue Reading