Vanggatfontein coal mine

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The Vanggatfontein coal mine is owned by Wescoal near Delmas, Mpumalanga, South Africa.


The map below shows the location of the mine.[1]

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In May 2019, Wescoal announced that development activities were about to start, and the company bought up any minority shareholders' stakes in the project.[2]

In early February 2020, Wescoal said they planned to break ground on the project for the first time.[3] However, an article came out later that month that said the company was still waiting on a contract mining agreement being signed.[4] It is unclear if mining since then has begun.[5]

In 2022, the mine was placed on care and maintenance because the company was "unsure how long Eskom will take to renew its coal supply agreement."[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor:Wescoal
  • Parent Company: Wescoal
  • Location: Near Delmas, Municipality of Victor Khanye, District of Nkangala, in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.
  • GPS Coordinates: -26.173803, 28.843381 (exact)[1]
  • Status: Mothballed
  • Production: 3.6 Mtpa[1]
  • Total Resource: 28.8 million tonnes (Measured, Indicated, and Inferred, 2020) [7]
  • Mineable Reserves: 44 Mt[5]
  • Coal type: Thermal[5]
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type: Surface, Opencast[8]
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Wescoal: solid operations grow production profile," "Mining Review Africa," January 24, 2019.
  2. "Wescoal buys remainder of Moabsvelden coal project," "Ince Connect," May 31, 2019.
  3. "Wescoal to Break Ground at Moabsvelden Coal Mine in February," "Steel Guru website," February 3, 2020.
  4. "Wescoal advances Vanggatfontein, Moabsvelden projects," "Mining Weekly," February 20, 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Xceed Resources granted mining right for Moabsvelden thermal coal project," "Proactive Investors," May 29, 2013.
  6. Theresa Smith, SA coal mine halts production as exclusive supply agreement stalls, ESI Africa, Feb 28, 2022
  7. Mining Data Solutions, "Vanggatfontein coal mine", Mining Data Online website, Accessed June 2021
  8. Vanggatfontein, accessed January 2021

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