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Gupta-Zuma firm gets 10th of Richards Bay export rights

Feb 18 2016 10:45
Franz Wild and Paul Burkhardt

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Johannesburg - Tegeta Exploration & Resources, a venture whose shareholders include the Gupta family and President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane, is acquiring the rights to export eight million metric tonnes of coal through Africa’s biggest port for the fuel.

Richards Bay Coal Terminal, which lies on the north east coast and is owned by mining companies, shipped a record 75.4 million tonnes last year and has a design capacity of 91 million tonnes. Its shareholders include Anglo American [JSE:AGL], Glencore [JSE:GLN] and South32 [JSE:S32] and almost all of South Africa’s coal exports move through the terminal.

The purchase “allows us access to an export contract,” Nazeem Howa, the chief executive officer of Tegeta shareholder Oakbay Investments, said at an antitrust hearing in Pretoria on Wednesday. “Until now, that’s been controlled by the big players. It’s quite significant access.”

Tegeta agreed to buy Optimum for R2.15bn in December after Glencore put the business into administration, saying that the refusal by state power utility Eskom to renegotiate a coal supply deal had made it unprofitable.

The Guptas, a family from India whose South African businesses span media to uranium mining, have been criticised by labour unions and opposition parties for their links to Zuma.

In addition to doing business with his son, their companies have employed his daughter and one of his wives. Mosebenzi Zwane, South Africa’s mines minister, said he traveled to Switzerland to meet with Glencore to try and advance the deal to save jobs.

The combined export allocation is from Optimum Coal Mine and Koornfontein mine, which is also part of the deal, Louise Brugman, a spokesperson for Optimum’s administrators, known locally as business rescue practitioners, said in an emailed response to questions.

The Competition Commission recommended the purchase be approved, provided it doesn’t result in any of the 3 000 employees in the joint operations losing their jobs. The Competition Tribunal must now make a ruling as to whether it can go ahead.

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