State rail utility Transnet plans to nearly quadruple its coal deliveries to embattled electricity monopoly Eskom to potentially lower power prices.

Out of the 120-million tonnes of coal Eskom burns annually, only 7.5-million tonnes will be delivered on rail this year. A further 80-million tonnes are sent by conveyor belt, with trucking a major source of coal deliveries for Eskom.

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