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Anglo American to decide this year on fate of South African thermal coal assets

Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani speaks at the 2020 Investing in African Mining Indaba conference in Cape Town, South Africa, February 3, 2020. southafricnews/Mike Hutchings

CAPE TOWN (southafricnews) – Global miner Anglo American expects to decide this year whether to sell its South African thermal coal business, Chief Executive Mark Cutifani told southafricnews on Monday.

Anglo American and others have come under growing pressure to reduce their exposure to coal because of concern over climate change, with South32 having already launched the sale of its South African thermal coal operation.

“I expect we will take a view this year. But we will consult with our key stakeholders before we do that,” Cutifani said on the sidelines of the Mining Indaba industry conference in Cape Town.

Reporting by Tanisha Heiberg; Editing by David Goodman

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