The Usutu Colliery is located approximately 200 km southeast of Johannesburg in the Ermelo region. The mine currently produces an average 160,000 tonnes of coal per month.

 

Coal Resources

  • +153mt resource base

Mine Type

  • Opencast production
  • Underground production

Product

  • Multi-product: Export and Eskom quality thermal coal

Operator

  • Vunene Mining

Timeline

  • Opencast production commenced in 2010
  • Underground production expected in Q1 2016

Regulatory Approvals

  • Mining Right granted
  • Environmental Authorization in terms of NEMA granted
  • Integrated Water Use License (IWULA) granted
  • Coal Supply Agreement with Eskom in place
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