Khwezela coal mine

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The Khwezela coal mine is an opencast thermal coal mine operated by Thungela Resources Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anglo American,[1] in Emalahleni, Nkangala, Mpumalanga, South Africa.[2]

The mine has a proposed life of mine extension, called the Clydesdale project.[3]


The map below shows the mine, situated in the Witbank coalfield in the Mpumalanga Province

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The Khwezela coal mine is the product of a merger of the Landau Colliery and Kleinkopje mine.[2] The current life of the mine is 2050.

On June 4, 2021, previous owner Anglo American completed a demerger of its South African thermal coal assets, including the Khwezela Mine, into a newly incorporated company, Thungela Resources Limited (Thungela).[4]

Project Details

  • Operator: Thungela Resources Limited[4]
  • Owner: Thungela Resources Limited[4]
  • Location: Emalahleni, Nkangala, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
  • GPS Coordinates: -25.926243, 29.155635[2]
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 5.7 million tonnes (2019)[5]; 3 million tonnes (2021)[3]
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves: 29.1 million tons[5]
  • Coal type: Thermal[5]
  • Workforce Size:
  • Mine Type: surface, open pit[5]
  • Start Year: 2016[2]
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Thungela Resources, Where We Operate, Accessed June 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Anglo American, Khwezela Colliery, Company Website, February 1, 2017
  3. 3.0 3.1 Thungela Resources Limited,Integrated Assessment Report 2021, 2022
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Integrated Annual Report 2021, Anglo American, Accessed June 2022
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Mining Data Solution, Khwezela-Operation, accessed August 2020

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