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

Market: Domestic (Eskom)

Product: Thermal coal 

Resources (inclusive): 641Mt measured; 204Mt indicated


Reserves: 194,9Mt proved; 36,8Mt probable

Mining method: Underground

Run-of-mine: 7,9Mt

Life-of-mine: 7+ years*