Parliament’s portfolio committee on mineral resources has called on the mineral resources department to intervene at Gupta-owned Optimum coal mine in Mpumalanga.

Chairperson of the committee Sahlulele Luzipo said the department should gain some certainty on the future of the mine.

“It should also assist in ensuring that workers are paid,” Luzipo said.
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Optimum Coal Mine workers have not been paid this month

JOHANNESBURG – Optimum Coal Mine workers said that they do not know how they are going to get by this weekend after their employer failed to pay them yesterday.

For the past two days, the employees have been demonstrating outside the mine in Mpumalanga demanding for their salaries to be paid.
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Eskom Could Close Hendrina Power Station Over Coal Supply: Plunging SA into another period of load shedding

An amaBhungane exclusive has revealed that Gupta-owned Tegeta has repeatedly failed to deliver enough coal. Leaked documents have revealed that Eskom is warning it might have to close its Hendrina power station, possibly plunging the country into another period of load shedding. An amaBhungane exclusive has revealed that Gupta-owned Tegeta, which bought the Optimum Coal […]
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Eskom witnesses refuse to testify against Koko

Eskom witnesses have reportedly declined to testify against former chief executive Matshela Koko at the internal disciplinary hearing against him, making way for him to be possibly reinstated. Eskom’s prosecution case against Koko came to a halt at the weekend after its evidence leader Cassim Moosa told chair of the disciplinary hearing advocate Mzungulu Mthombeni […]
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OUTA WINS FREEZE ON GUPTA MINE REHAB FUNDS AT BANK OF BARODA

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) won an urgent interim interdict in the Pretoria High Court against the Bank of Baroda, freezing R1.75 billion in the Gupta-owned Optimum and Koornfontein coal mines’ rehabilitation trust fund accounts. “This is another sweet victory for South Africa, with the prevention of Gupta mining trust accounts worth at least […]
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Eskom warns of winter power cuts – unless Treasury signs new coal deals with Gupta owned company

Eskom chairman Ben Ngubane has warned that South Africans can expect power cuts this winter unless the National Treasury urgently signs purchase agreements so Eskom can build up its coal reserves, according to a report by TimesLive. Speaking at the sidelines of African Utility Week conference at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Ngubane noted […]
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