De Wittekrans coal mine

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The De Wittekrans coal mine is a proposed surface and underground mine, to be operated by Canyon Coal, producing 3.6 million tonnes per annum, near Hendrina, Mpumalanga province, South Africa.[1]


The map below shows the exact location of the proposed mine, Hendrina, Mpumalanga province, South Africa.[1]

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As of 2020, environmental authorization for the project has been granted. A water-use license for the opencast operations is currently in progress.[1]

The company planned to begin construction and operation of the project in 2021.[2] But as of 2022, the project is removed from the company website. The project may have changed names or been subsumed by other proposed projects since the company now lists two new projects in the area: Gugulethu coal mine and Umzila coal mine.

Project Details

  • Sponsor:
  • Parent Company: Canyon Coal[1]
  • Location: Hendrina, Mpumalanga province, South Africa[1]
  • GPS Coordinates: -26.144916, 29.739367 (exact)
  • Status: Shelved[1]
  • Production Capacity: 3.6 mtpa[1]
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves: 79.9 mt[3]
  • Coal type: Thermal[3]
  • Workforce Size: 430
  • Mine Type: underground[1]
  • Start Year: 2020[3]
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Canyon Coal, "Projects", Company Website, accessed August 2020.
  2. Two Phase COal Project Will Secure Production 2021, Mining Weekly, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Coal Miner Confident of New Water Licence, Mining Weekly, March 11, 2020

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