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Vele Colliery Project

Producer of

Coking coal


Limpopo oilfield in Limpopo province, South Africa


Coal Africa Limited (80%) and Eyesize Coal (Pty) Ltd (20%)

Geology type

Deposits of Karoo Sequence rocks on the banks of Limpopo river

Mineral type

Interbedded coal and clastic units

Reserve base

720mt of coal

Annual production


Capital expenditure

R3 billion (US$39.3m approximately)

Mining method

Opencast and underground

Prime Contractor

MCC Contracts, a division of Egstra Holdings

Estimated employment

826 full-time employees

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