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Special reports - 08 February 2016


The future of ash fusion analysis

A report on recent advances in ash fusion analysis, which first appeared in the February 2016 issue of World Coal.


The ugly: South Africa

South Africa’s politics and economy are putting pressure on a coal industry already hurting from falling coal prices.


The good, the bad and the ugly

Southern Africa’s coal producers face myriad challenges with limited upside, as Jonathan Rowland reports.


The good: Botswana

Botswana remains a country with much potential as a coal producer – only slowly being realised.


The bad: Mozambique

Mozambique’s logistical challenges will remain a restraining hand on its coal industry but is not discouraging Asian investors.