Coal keeps South Africa ‘alive’, says Prevost

XMP Consulting senior coal analyst Xavier Prevost has called for the continued support of coal in South Africa, especially considering that the commodity is what keeps the country, and its mining industry, “alive”. Speaking at the inaugural Coal Mining Symposium, in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, on Thursday, he told delegates that coal played a vital role in meeting global energy needs and that it was critical to infrastructure development.