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transnet thumb100 ANA reports that Transnet said on Thursday that it had experienced interruptions to its operations on the Richards Bay coal line as a result of violent community protests in certain areas of northern KwaZulu-Natal.  

According to the logistics company, the protests related to community demands for jobs and business opportunities. The disruption resulted in the suspension of coal line operations.  The Richard’s Bay coal line is the country’s dedicated railway line which handles SA’s coal exports by connecting the mines in Mpumalanga with the coal terminal at the port of Richards Bay.  The line also moves domestic commodities such as chrome, coke, chemicals and timber.

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