Mooifontein coal mine

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Mooifontein Coal Mine is a surface mine in Witbank, Mpumalanga, South Africa.[1]


The map below shows the exact location of the mine.

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Eyethu Coal operates the mine, which is owned by Beryl Group. [2]

The mine has come under criticism for its proximity to the Masakhane informal settlement, which is less than 100 metres away according to the mail and guardian, and suffers significant coal dust pollution as a result. [3]

The current operating status of the mine remains unclear.

Mine Details

  • Operator: Eyethu Coal [1]
  • Owner: Beryl Group [2]
  • Location: Witbank, Mpumalanga, South Africa [1]
  • Coordinates: -25.965278, 29.317442 (Exact)
  • Status: Mothballed
  • Capacity: 0.9 million tonnes
  • Total Reserves: 3 million tonnes[4]
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Mine Type: Surface
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 South Africa Department of Mineral Resources, "Operating Mines Mpumalanga", DMR website, Accessed March 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 Beryl Group, "Mining Resources", Beryl website, Accessed March 2021
  3. Mail and Guardian, "Political expedience is the final insult to polluted Masakhane", Mail & Guardian website, Accessed March 2021
  4. Oduah Richard Chukwudumebi, "Thesis Msc: THE WITBANK JUNIOR COAL MINERS", University of the Witwatersrand, Accessed March 2021

External articles