The Mafube mining complex is a 50/50 joint operation between Exxaro and Anglo American Coal. It is situated 30 km east of Middelburg, Mpumalanga, and 20 km north of Eskom's Arnot power station.


Mafube is an opencast coal operation, producing seaborne traded thermal coal, as well as coal for Arnot power station. The coal is conveyed and processed at the Mafube coal handling and process plant.


Mafube Coal Mining Proprietary Limited

Farm Springboklaagte



Location: East of Middleburg

Market: Domestic and export

Product: Thermal coal 

Resources (inclusive): 129,3Mt measured; 10,1Mt indicated 


Reserves: 0,8Mt proved; 64Mt probable

Mining method: Open-cut

Run-of-mine: 4,2Mt

Life-of-mine: 13 years