Located approximately 80 km south-east of Pretoria in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province, Leeuwpan employs about 600 employees – excluding contractors – and produces 3.65Mtpa of thermal coal. It is a conventional open-pit mine that uses modified terrace configurations and truck and shovel operations.


Coal is processed using dense medium separation for the top coal layer (seam 4) as well as the bottom coal layer (seam 2). Crush and screen technology is also used to supply coal to the power station markets. The principal domestic markets for production are the metals and power-generating industries that consume 2,5Mtpa. Leeuwpan has a coal reserve base of about 52.9Mt and a resource (inclusive) of about 128Mt.


Leeuwpan Coal

Kenbar 257

Leandra Road R50




Location: South-east of Delmas

Resources (inclusive): 101,1Mt measured,2,6Mt inddicated


Reserves: 53,7Mt proved;6,2Mt probable

Mining method: Open-cut

Run-of-mine: 6,65Mt