The Minerals Council SA has called for the axing of two Transnet leaders, including CEO Portia Derby, citing the unfolding crisis at the state-owned rail and port operator and the “catastrophic impact” it has currently on the mining industry.

In a confidential letter dated December 4 2022, the Minerals Council — which speaks on behalf of the country’s biggest mining companies, which are also Transnet’s biggest clients — said the worsening operational performance at Transnet demanded urgent action...

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