Iyanga Mine Cluster

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The Iyanga Mine Cluster is a cluster of three coal mines, operated by Iyanga Mining, near Emalahleni, in Mpumalanga, South Africa.

The three mines are the Klipfontein Colliery (previously known as Maboko), the Welgelegen Colliery, and the Leeuwpoort Colliery.


The images below show the approximate locations of the mines.

Klipfontein mine

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Welgelegen Colliery

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Leeuwpoort Colliery

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Background information

Iyanga Mining owns all three coal mines — Klipfontein Colliery, Welgelegen Colliery and Leeuwpoort Colliery. By the beginning of 2017, Iyanga employed over 1,000 employees and mined over 500,000 tons of coal per month.[1]

The company focuses on the coal industry with operations in the Mpumalanga area and a key focus on the Delmas, Witbank and Middelburg Coal fields.[1]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Iyanga Mining
  • Parent Company: Beryl Coal (Beryl Group and Burgh Group Holdings)
  • Location: Near Hendrina, Municipality of Steve Tshwete, District of Nkangala, in Mpumalanga Province.
  • GPS Coordinates: Klipfontein: -25.9811218,28.9047855 (exact); Welgelegen: -26.1073361,28.8338578 (exact); Leeuwpoort: -25.828456,29.1712531 (approximate)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 6 Mtpa[1]
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal type: bituminous[2]
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type: opencast
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "MINING & RESOURCES: INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO," "Beryl Group website," accessed August 2020.
  2. "OPERATING AND DEVELOPING COAL MINES IN THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA, 2014," "Department of Mineral Resources," 2014.

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