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June 3, 2022updated 15 Jun 2022 11:08am

Five largest coal mines in South Africa in 2021

By Carmen

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 26.9 Million Tonnes of coal in 2021. The mine will operate until 2041.

2. New Vaal Mine

Located in Free State, the New Vaal Mine is owned by Seriti Resources Holdings Pty. The surface mine produced an estimated 18.5 Million Tonnes of coal in 2021. The mine will operate until 2039.

3. Wolvekrans Middelburg Complex Mine

The Wolvekrans Middelburg Complex Mine is located in Mpumalanga . It is owned by Seriti Resources Holdings Pty and produced an estimated 11.3 Million Tonnes of coal in 2021. The mine will operate until 2034.

4. Syferfontein Mine

The Syferfontein Mine, owned by Sasol, is an underground mine located in Gauteng. The mine produced an estimated 9.3 Million Tonnes of coal in 2021.

5. Kriel Mine

Owned by Seriti Resources Holdings Pty, the Kriel Mine is a surface and underground mine located in Mpumalanga . It produced an estimated 9.1 Million Tonnes of coal in 2021. The mine will operate until 2035.

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.

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