Mafube coal mine

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The Mafube coal mine is an opencast thermal coal mine co-owned by Exxaro and Thungela Resources Limited, in Middelburg, Steve Tshwete, Nkangala, Mpumalanga, South Africa.[1][2]


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The Mafube Coal Mine is a 50:50 joint operation co-owned by Exxaro and Thungela Resources Limited.[1] Fifty percent was previously held by Anglo American, but on June 4, 2021, Anglo American completed the demerger of its South African thermal coal assets, including the Mafube Mine, into a newly incorporated company, Thungela Resources Limited (Thungela).[3]

Mine Details

  • Operator: Exxaro
  • Owners: Exxaro (50%), Thungela Resources Limited (50%)[1]
  • Location: Mpumalanga Province, South Africa[1]
  • GPS Coordinates: -25.794651, 29.737834 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production: 3.6 million tonnes (2019);[1] 1.7 million tonnes (2021)[2]
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves: 56.7 million tonnes[1]
  • Coal Type: Bituminous (Thermal)[1]
  • Mine Size: 29.57km2[1]
  • Mine Type: Surface, Open cut[1]
  • Mine Depth: 9-49 m[1]
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:
  • Number of employees:

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Mafube Mine, Mining Data Solutions, accessed January 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 Thungela Resources Limited,Integrated Assessment Report 2021, 2022
  3. Integrated Annual Report 2021, Anglo American, Accessed June 2022

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