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With the country's highest resource concentrations, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and the surrounding regions have been at the epicentre of local coal mining industry for decades. it's no surprise then that this is where Exxaro's mines can be found.

Exxaro created renewable-energy company Cennergi in 2012 and built two wind farms with a combined capacity of 229 MW in the Eastern Cape in 2016

* Adequate reserves well beyond expiry of mining right


Situated 20 km from Lephalale in South Africa’s Limpopo province, this open-pit mine employs 3 200 people and produces 26Mtpa final coal products, using a conventional truck and shovel operation. This mine has an estimated minable coal reserve of 3 261Mt, and a total measured coal resource of 4 719Mt, from which semi-soft coking coal, thermal coal, and metallurgical coal can be produced.

Some 22Mt of annual production is power station coal, transported directly to Eskom’s Matimba and Medupi power stations on a 7 km conveyor belt in terms of the existing supply contract. An additional 1,5Mtpa of metallurgical coal is sold domestically to the metal industry and others on short-term contracts.

Grootegeluk produces 2,5Mtpa of semi-soft coking coal, the bulk of which is railed directly to Mittal SA under a long-term supply agreement. Approximately 1Mtpa of semi-soft coking coal and thermal coal is exported through Richards Bay Coal Terminal or sold domestically.

Resources (inclusive):
2532Mt measured; 1422Mt measured
Mining Method:
1730Mt proved; 898Mt probable