Entuba coal mine

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Entuba Coal Mine is a surface and underground mine in Hwange, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. [1]


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Makomo Resources owns and operates the mine. The mine began operating in 2010 and plans to continue until at least 2038. [2] Plans for an expansion are underway, the mine currently produces .99 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) and plans to produce 3.6. Further expansion of the mining area is also under consideration and this would extend the life of mine another 4 years. The mine has both underground and surface sections producing thermal and coking coal. The primary destination for coal from the mine is the Hwange power station. [3]

The mine has come under criticism from environmentalists for its proximity to Hwange National Park, the biggest game reserve in Zimbabwe. The disturbs the environment and can worsen human-wildlife conflict by causing animals to move in order to avoid disturbances from the activities, which includes significant amounts of blasting. [4]

Mine Details

  • Operator:Makomo Resources [5]
  • Owner: Makomo Resources[5]
  • Location: Hwange, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag
  • Total Reserves: 107 million tonnes[2]
  • Mineable Reserves: 65.1 million tonnes (Probable)[2]
  • Coal Type: Thermal & Met
  • Mine Type: Surface and Underground
  • Start Year: 2010 [2]
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. British Broadcasting Company (BBC), "Zimbabwe's lucrative coal industry", BBC website, Accessed April 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 University of Witwatersrand,"Financial Analysis for the Entuba Coalfields", UoW website, Accessed April 2021
  3. Africa Mining Market, "Makomo Resources promises massive production", AMM website, Accessed April 2021
  4. Quartz Africa, "Zimbabwe has okayed a Chinese coal-mining pact at its top game reserve, even as elephants die", Quartz Africa website, Accessed April 2021
  5. 5.0 5.1 Makomo Resources, "Coal Mining", Makomo website, Accessed April 2021

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