As investment in SA coal mining dwindles, the question of future coal supply for the country looms large. But just across the border is a flurry of activity that could provide an answer to SA’s needs.

Botswana has vast coal resources, with an estimated 213-billion tons, or two-thirds of the total resource in Africa. But its proximity to SA is also key as this provides coal produced there with a market.

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