Transnet Group CEO Portia Derby has described a letter from the Minerals Council calling for her to be axed as “outrageous”. She said members’ antagonism sprang from their opposition to the opening up of the bulk commodity export rail line to more black miners.

Transnet announced late last year that its allocation for emerging miners on the manganese export line would increase to 4-million tonnes while larger operators would transport 12-million tonnes...

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