Chilwavhusiku coal mine

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Chilwavhusiku Coal Mine is an underground mine in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng, South Africa.[1]

The mine is also South Africa's first fully black-owned mine.[2]

According to a 2021 report, the Chilwavhusiku coal mine planned to continue operating until September 2021.[3] However, as there have been no recent public updates, the mine's closure cannot be confirmed.


The map below shows the location of the mine in Gauteng Province, South Africa.

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The Chilwavhusiku mine is owned by Black Royalty Minerals, a subsidiary of the Makole Group, and is operated by Stefanutti Stocks.[1]

The mine currently has a workforce of 350 people.[4] Its primary consumer of coal is Kusile Power Station, owned by Eskom.[5]

Mine Details

  • Operator: Stefanutti Stocks Holdings Limited[1]
  • Owner: Black Royalty Minerals[1]
  • Location: Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng, South Africa[1]
  • Coordinates: -25.790623, 28.799088 (Exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production: 2.5 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) [6]
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal Type: Bituminous (Thermal)
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type: Surface
  • Start Year: 2018[1]
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Makole Group, "Black Royalty Minerals", Makole Group website, Accessed March 2021.
  2. Black Royalty Minerals, Issuu Inc., Accessed September 2022.
  3. Stefanutti Stocks Group Integrated Annual Report '21, Share Data Online website, Accessed September 2022.
  4. Black Royalty Minerals, "Operations", Black Royalty Minerals website, Accessed March 2021.
  5. Polity, "Latest Decisions by the Competition Commission", Polity website, Accessed March 2021.
  6. IHS Markit, "Southern African Coal Report", OPIS website, Accessed March 2021.

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