Situated some 20 km west of Kriel in Mpumalanga, South Africa, this mining complex comprises three mines that produce 14Mtpa of power station coal with a workforce of over 2 500 permanent employees and contractors. Matla is a fully mechanised underground mine employing continuous mining and shortwall methods.


Its thermal coal is supplied to Eskom’s Matla power station in terms of a cost-plus agreement, reviewed annually, with a variable return payable by Eskom for any excess tonnage produced. The mine has a coal reserve base of 224,3Mt and a resource base (inclusive) of 752Mt.


Matla Coal

Farm Haasfontein

District Leslie


Location: West of Kriel

Resources (inclusive): 713Mt measured; 97Mt indicated


Reserves: 171,6Mt proved; 16,3Mt probable

Mining method: Underground

Run-of-mine: 6,7Mt