The coal mining industry is of major significance to the South African economy. The mineral is the major source of energy in the country, accounting for more than 90% of electricity production, 70% of primary energy production and 30% of petroleum liquid fuels. Coal is also one of South Africa’s leading mineral revenue generators.
Creamer Media’s Coal 2013 report delves into this coal industry, considering the key participants in the sector, local demand, export sales and coal logistics, as well as various issues affecting the sector such as industrial action, skills shortages, health and safety, and environmental considerations. read on Engineering News