Exxaro Resources, which supplies coal to Eskom, says it will pay shareholders a special dividend of 897c a share after half-year net profit doubled thanks to asset sales.

The company said on Thursday profit in the six months to end-June rose to R6.4bn, from R3.2bn previously, after it sold its 26% membership interest in Tronox UK and part of its investment in Tronox Holdings.

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