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Rio Tinto’s Du Plessis says regulatory probes receiving full board attention

The outgoing chairperson of diversified miner Rio Tinto, Jan du Plessis, has reaffirmed that the company is working with authorities on regulatory investigations relating to its operations in Guinea and Mozambique. The US Securities Exchange is conducting an investigation relating to the impairment included in the 2012 accounts over the Rio Tinto Coal Mozambique (RTCM) operations.

R2.3bn Anglo coal sale to Seriti

A new South African mining company recently announced its intention to purchase Anglo American’s Eskom-tied domestic thermal coal operations in South Africa, which would position the majority black-owned start-up as the potential second-largest provider of coal to Eskom. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the developments.