The NCC Roodekop project is located in the Kriel district, 35 km south of the town Witbank and adjacent to Exxaro Coal’s New Clydesdale Colliery. The project has a valid new order Mining Right, NEMA Authorisation and the Water Use License. The project is operated by Universal Coal.

Coal Resources

  • +200mt resource base

Mine Type

  • Opencast production


  • Multi-product: Export and Eskom quality thermal coal, low phosphorous metallurgical coal


  • Universal Coal


  • Bankable feasibility study to be finalized Q2 2015
  • First coal expected in H2 2015

Regulatory Approvals

  • Mining Right granted
  • Section 11 approval expected in Q2 2015
  • Integrated Water Use License (IWULA) granted
  • New Clydesdale Colliery (fully equipped with 2.2Mt plant capacity) acquired from Exxaro (subject to Section 11 transfer)