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South Africa's first privately built coal-fired power plants must have the latest technology to reduce harmful emissions, the energy minister said on Tuesday, as a wave of court challenges threaten to derail the projects. Environmental activists have taken legal action against the new Thabametsi and Khanyisa coal-fired projects and are also lobbying banks and developers against investing in them.
The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy has awarded coal producer Seriti Resources CEO Mike Teke with a Brigadier Stokes Memorial Award for his contribution to the mining industry and his leadership role in society.
The platinum medal presented to Teke last week by Seriti’s outgoing president Professor Sehliselo Ndlovu is considered the highest honour to be bestowed by the mining and metallurgical sector.
The rapid integration of the Moab Khotsong gold mine into the Harmony Gold group has boosted the company’s overall underground gold grade, lifted production, driven down all-in sustaining unit costs and doubled free cash flow. Harmony acquired the deep-level Moab Khotsong mine from AngloGold Ashanti for $300-million on March 1, with the acquisition including the Great Noligwa mine, which presents a opportunity for Harmony to mine shaft pillars, and the Zaaiplaats resource.