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Closure of coal-fired power plants in SA will result in significant job losses

# The closure of coal-fired power plants and mines in South Africa will result in significant job losses. The Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy outlines that 15 mines are set to close by 2030, cutting 29.5-million tons of coal production annually. This could be followed by 23 more closures by 2040. The journal points to a possible impact of 2,5-million jobs, particularly in Mpumalanga. These closures will worsen unemployment and poverty levels in affected communities, necessitating urgent government intervention.