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Economic History: Energy, 1910-1993: Government Resources: Library Guide: Coal

A guide to Government sources of information in the Government Publications Department, covering the period from the Union to the end of apartheid.

Legislation

Coal Act 27 of 1922.

Fuel Research Institute and Coal Act 36 of 1930, with amendments.

Coal Act 32 of 1983, with amendments.

Coal Resources Act 60 of 1985.

Available in print or online. Please ask for assistance.  You may also consult the Debates in Parliament on the bills (the draft acts.)

Minerals Bureau reports

Mehliss, A. T. M. (Arthur Theodore Max), 1921-    Operating and developing coal mines in the Republic of South Africa /    Johannesburg :   The Bureau,   1986. G 68 JMD D2/86

Mehliss, A. T. M. (Arthur Theodore Max). Sulphur in South African coal /    Braamfontein :   Minerals Bureau,   [1987]. G 68 JMR R9/87

R.S.A. coal industry, 1987 /    Braamfontein :   Minerals Bureau,   1987. G 68 JMR R4/87

Mehliss, A. T. M. (Arthur Theodore Max). World coal prices :   past, present and future /    Braamfontein,,   Minerals Bureau   1988. G 68 JMR R2/88

Smit, D. S    Discard and unsold duff coal in South Africa, 1986 /    Braamfontein :   Minerals Bureau,   1989. G 68 JMR R2/89

Smit, D. S    Discard and unsold duff coal in South Africa, 1987 /    Braamfontein :   Dept. of Mineral and Energy Affairs, Minerals Bureau,   1989. G 68 JMR R2a/89

Smit, D. S.   Discard and unsold duff coal in South Africa, 1988 /    Braamfontein :   Minerals Bureau,   1991. G 68 JMR R2/90

Smit, D. S    A comparative study of Australian and South African export coal price trends /    Braamfontein {Johannesburg} :   Minerals Bureau,   1990. G 68 JMR R4/90

Operating mines, quarries and mineral processing plants in the Republic of South Africa /    Braamfontein {South Africa} :   Minerals Bureau,   1991. G 68 JMD D1a-e/91

Greyling, M. D (Maria Dorothea). South Africa's comparative position in the cost of coal transportation /    Braamfontein :   Minerals Bureau,   1993. G 68 JMR R6/93Operating and developing coal mines in the Republic of South Africa, 1993 /    Braamfontein :   Minerals Bureau,   1993. G 68 JMD D2/93

Studies

South Africa. Dept. of Commerce and Industries (1933-1967).    Industrial development in South Africa and facilities for the establishment of factories. Chapter three, The fuel industries : coal, gas, liquid fuels and electricity.     Pretoria :   Department of Commerce and Industries,   1936. Shelf no. G 68 E.INDU.36.INDU

Reports

South Africa. Coal Commission.    Report of Coal Commission, 1946-47 /    Pretoria :   Govt. Printer,   1948. G 68 EUG 29/1948

South Africa. Commission of Inquiry in Regard to Coal Shortages.   Report of the Commission of Enquiry in regard to Coal Shortages (1951) :   embodying a minority report /    Pretoria :   Govt. Printer,   [1952?] G 68 EUG 9/1952

South Africa. Commission of Inquiry into the Coal Resources of the Republic of South Africa.   Report of the Commission on Inquiry into the Coal Resources of the Republic of South Africa.    Pretoria :   Republic of South Africa, Dept. of Mines : obtainable from the Govt. Printer,   1975. G 68 ERP 63/75

Competition Board (South Africa)    Investigation into the Existence of Restrictive Practices in the Supply and Distribution of Coal in the Republic of South Africa.    Pretoria :   Govt. Printer,   [1983]

South Africa. Dept. of Agriculture. Management Committee.    Report on the investigation into the long-term effects of high-recovery coal mining on agriculture in the Eastern Highveld of the Transvaal /    Pretoria :   Dept. of Agriculture,   1990. G 68 E.AGRI.90.REPO

Bredell, J. H.    Managing the interface between coal and the environment in the Republic of South Africa /    [Pretoria?] :   Department of Mineral and Energy Affairs,   [1991?]. G 68 E.ENER.91.MANA

Geological reports

The northern Natal coal-field (area no. 2) :   the Utrecht-Newcastle area.    [Pretoria, South Africa] :   Union of South Africa, Dept. of Mines and Dept of Economic Conditions,   1952. G 68 J.CSM 2

Cillié, J. F.    Die steenkoolveld Vereeniging-Clydesdale /    Pretoria :   Government Printer,   1961. G 68 JGS M50

Turner, B. R.    The geology and coal resources of the north-eastern Cape Province /    Pretoria :   Govt. Printer,   1971.
G 68 JGS B52

De Jager, F. S. J.    Coal reserves of the Republic of South Africa :   an evaluation at the end of 1982 /    [Pretoria] :   Republic of South Africa, Dept. of Mineral and Energy Affairs, Geological Survey,   c1983. G 68 JGS B74

MacDonald, A. J.    A reassessment of coal resources in the western part of the Molteno Coal Province /    Pretoria :   Republic of South Africa, Dept. of Mineral and Energy Affairs, Geological Survey,   1993. G 68 JGS B116

United Nations documents

Conlon, Paul. South African coal report. New York : United Nations Centre against Apartheid, 1988. (No. 12/1988)