Here are the five largest coal mines by production in South Africa, according to GlobalData’s mining database.
1. Grootegeluk Mine
The Grootegeluk Mine is a surface mine located in Limpopo. It is owned by Exxaro Resources and produced an estimated 28.864 MTPA of coal in 2020. The mine will operate until 2040.
2. New Vaal Mine
Located in Free State, the New Vaal Mine is owned by Seriti Resources Holdings. The surface mine produced an estimated 18.474 MTPA of coal in 2020. The mine will operate until 2039.
3. Wolvekrans Middelburg Complex Mine
The Wolvekrans Middelburg Complex Mine is located in Mpumalanga . It is owned by South32 and produced an estimated 10.686 MTPA of coal in 2020. The mine will operate until 2044.
4. Kriel Mine
The Kriel Mine, owned by Seriti Resources Holdings, is a surface and underground mine located in Mpumalanga . The mine produced an estimated 9.644 MTPA of coal in 2020. The mine will operate until 2029.
5. Syferfontein Mine
Owned by Sasol, the Syferfontein Mine is an underground mine located in Gauteng. It produced an estimated 9.1 MTPA of coal in 2020.
Methodology: This information is drawn from GlobalData’s mines and projects database, which tracks all operating and developing mines and projects globally. Verdict’s parent company GlobalData provides business information to 4,000 of the world’s largest companies.