Kiepersol coal mine

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Kiepersol Coal Mine is a undeground mine in Mkhondo, Mpumalanga, South Africa.[1]


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Jindal Mining South Africa (Pty) Ltd operates the mine, which is owned by OP Jindal Group. The mine employs approximately 800 people including contractors. It produces metallurgical coal for the domestic market and export markets through Richards Bay Coal Terminal.[1] In 2017 environmental justice organisation GroundWork raised environmental and human rights concerns regarding the mines disruption of local communities' quality of life and freedom of movement. [2]

Mine Details

  • Operator: Jindal Mining South Africa (Pty) Ltd [1]
  • Owner: Jindal Steel and Power [1]
  • Location: Mkhondo, Mpumalanga, South Africa [3]
  • Coordinates: -27.14095155, 30.5535983 (Exact or Approximate)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 1.2 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa)[4]
  • Production: 0.407 million tonnes[5]
  • Total Reserves:
  • Mineable Reserves: 46 million tonnes[4]
  • Coal Type: Anthracite (Met)
  • Mine Type: Underground
  • Start Year: 2008 [4]
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jindal Africa, "South Africa", Jindal Africa website, Accessed March 2021
  2. GroundWork, "Environmental Justice Action Newsletter", Volume 19, Issue No. 2, June 2017
  3. South Africa Department of Mineral Resources, "Operating Mines Mpumalanga", DMR website, Accessed March 2021
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Mining Weekly, "Kiepersol Colliery South Africa", Mining Weekly website, Accessed March 2021
  5. Jessica Casey,JSP announces financial results, World Coal, 01 June 2022

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