Holfontein coal prospect

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The Holfontein coal project is a proposed mine site in the Witbank Coalfield in South Africa. The owners of the deposit, Coal of Africa, sold the rights in 2017. There have been no updates on future development in the area and the project is likely shelved.[1]


The map below shows the approximate location of the project.

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On its website, Coal of Africa Limited states that "Holfontein is located near the middle of Sasol’s Secunda coal production area. It has remained undeveloped due to interpreted geological complexity."[2]

In CoAL's 2017 Annual Report, they announced they had sold the rights to the Holfontein thermal coal project in 2017,[1] which they had been trying to offload since at least 2014.[3]

Project Details

  • Owner: TBD
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Located near Secunda in the Gert Sibande District Municipality in the Mpumalanga province.
  • GPS coordinates: -26.460061, 29.184839 (approximate)
  • Mine status: Shelved
  • Start year:
  • Mineable reserves:
  • Coal type: Thermal
  • Mine size:
  • Mine type: Underground
  • Production:
  • Additional proposed production:
  • Equipment:
  • Number of employees: 685 (expected)

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Coal of Africa Limited Integrated Report 2017, 23 Oct. 2017, MC Mining website, accessed Nov. 2019.
  2. Coal of Africa Limited, "Holfontein", Coal of Africa Limited website, accessed May 2010.
  3. Coal of Africa Limited Integrated Report 2014, Oct. 2014, MC Mining website, accessed Nov. 2019.

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