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High Court to hear environmental organisations’ application for access to coal IPP documents

The Pretoria High Court will, on Wednesday, hear an application brought by environmental organisations, groundWork and Earthlife Africa, for the handover of various documents relating to the judicial review of the environmental authorisations granted to two coal-fired power station preferred bidders.

Coal exports have not risen since 2008, with the IRP posing a further threat, says Minerals Council

Coal production, exports and investment in the industry have remained stagnant since 2008, despite higher export prices and South Africa’s abundant coal reserves, says the Minerals Council South Africa. “Even as the coal export price soared, export volumes failed to respond,” Minerals Council senior economist Bongani Motsa said during a coal conference, in Cape Town, last week.