The mine is currently under decommissioning, rehabilitation, care and maintenance.

The coal supply agreement with Eskom was terminated on 31 December 2015. Rehabilitation and reclamation is currently underway.

Situated some 43 km from Middelburg in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province, this mine extracts coal using both underground and opencast operations, employs 1100 employees (with an additional 300 contract employees deployed in the opencast operation) with a run of mine of 1,44 Mt of thermal coal. Arnot uses mechanised mining methods and continuous mining processes. The mine is contracted to supply Eskom’s Arnot power station with coal on a “cost-plus” agreement in which there is a return on investment and a management fee. The mine has a coal reserve base of 54,2Mt and a resource of 250,3Mt.


Chris Silver
Business unit manager
Tel: +27 13 297 8029
Fax: +27 13 297 8007

Mthokozisi Shezi
Business unit manager
Tel: +27 13 297 8008