• Six managed coal mines produce 39Mtpa of power station, steam and coking coal. Most power station coal is supplied to the national power utility, Eskom.
  • Semi-coke and related products are produced for the growing ferroalloys industry
  • Grootegeluk is one of the most efficient mining operations in the world, and runs the world’s largest coal beneficiation complex. It is the only producing mine in the coal-rich Waterberg, adjacent to Eskom’s existing Matimba and new Medupi power stations.
  • Robust pipeline of greenfield and expansion projects: – By 2017, the R3,8 billion Belfast mine is scheduled to be commissioned. At full capacity the mine will deliver around 2,2Mtpa of export steam coal and 500ktpa of power station coal
  • Phase 1 of a bankable feasibility study for the opencast Thabametsi began in 2014 with construction planned for 2016. This will coincide with the development of GDF SUEZ’s power station project.


Our 2012 acquisition of African Iron Limited gave substance to our strategy of expanding into the ferrous metals sector. This operation and related exploration opportunities in the Republic of the Congo, an iron ore development frontier, are an attractive platform for further growth in a key commodity. We believe the fundamentals of iron ore are positive in the medium to long term and we are drawing on inhouse expertise and experience in mining bulk commodities to unlock this potential. The board made a strategic decision not to commit further capital funds until the mining convention and rail and port agreements have been finalised, which is expected to occur by mid-2014.

Exxaro FerroAlloys produces gas-atomised ferrosilicon for use in dense medium separation plants. An expansion programme has been approved, with commissioning expected late in 2014.

AlloyStreamTM, a proprietary technology development in cooperation with Assmang to produce high-carbon ferromanganese, is running a second campaign to validate demonstration facility performance.

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