Appeal against environmental authorisation for MC Mining's Makhado project dismissed

Coal mining company MC Mining said on Wednesday appeals against an amendment to an environmental authorisation for its Makhado project allowing for the transportation of coal to Musina by road rather than rail had been dismissed. MC Mining's subsidiary Baobab Mining & Exploration is developing the hard coking and thermal coal project in Limpopo province and its nine-month Phase 1 construction period is expected to commence in the third quarter of 2019.