North Block Complex

North Block Complex

North Block Complex (NBC) operations take place outside the town of Belfast in Mpumalanga. The Complex consists of the Glisa and Eerstelingsfontein operating mines, as well as the Belfast coal project.


It employs 181 employees and 1 130 contractors, and makes use of an open-pit strip mining method with continuous rehabilitation.

North Block Complex

Office in town:

Exxaro NBC Coal

101 Van Riebeeck Street





Spitskop Road




Location: West of Belfast

Market: Domestic

Product: Thermal Coal

Resources (inclusive): 15,7Mt measured 

Reserves: 1,5Mt proved; 1,4Mt probable

Mining method: Open-cut

Run-of-mine: 3,5Mt

Life-of-mine: 1 year