In the coalfields of Mpumalanga we have four collieries, as well as three processing plants, producing energy coal for the domestic and export market.
Our South Africa Energy Coal operations are located near the towns of eMalahleni (previously known as Witbank) and Middelburg, in the coalfields of Mpumalanga. Coal mining has long been part of this region, with the name eMalahleni translating to ‘place of coal’.
In this region, we have four coal mining operations, Khutala Colliery, Klipspruit Colliery, Middelburg Colliery and the Wolvekrans Colliery, as well as three processing plants, producing energy coal for the domestic and export market. Our team here is made up of approximately 4,100 full-time employees and 4,300 contractors.
South32 owns 92 per cent of South Africa Energy Coal, with the remaining eight per cent held by a Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment consortium, led by Pembani Holdings.
The Khutala Colliery is an underground bord and pillar operation while the Klipspruit, Middelburg and Wolvekrans collieries are opencast mines using dragline, as well as truck and shovel operations, to extract coal.
We have partnered with the Endangered Wildlife Trust, and together we have worked on a number of initiatives that work for the community and the environment.See case study
We have seen an incredible amount of change in South Africa since we started operating here, and we’ve done our best to bring about positive change as well.
We are working hard to make a meaningful contribution to the social and economic development of the country and we are committed to South Africa’s National Transformation Agenda.
We are doing this by:
Together with the people of the Mpumalanga, we develop plans to help improve local lives.
Our coal mining operations in South Africa have both full time and volunteer Emergency Response Teams.Read more
We’ve awarded a core mining contract to a 100 per cent black owned company.Read more
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Stephan started in the role of Vice President Operations in October 2015. He has 30 years of experience in mining, processing and refining, working across chrome, coal, aluminium, platinum and manganese. Over the past 15 years he has held General Manager and Head of Production roles across various commodities. Stephan has an Engineering Mining degree from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.