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The Coal Mining Sector, including Coal Testing and Laboratories
BY Alex Conradie
South Africa
02 May 2019
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The Coal Mining Sector and Coal Testing Laboratories


The South African coal mining sector produced 252.3 million tons of coal and contributed 2%, to the country’s gross domestic product in 2017. The combined value of local sales and exports reached R139.4bn in 2018, and more than 86,900 people were employed in the sector. The country was ranked as the seventh largest coal producer in 2017, accounting for 3.3% of the world’s coal production.


Mounting Challenges


South Africa remains a significant consumer and exporter of coal, but coal production, exports and investment in the sector have been stagnant since 2008, despite the country’s large reserves. The industry faces major challenges including environmental requirements, rising costs, lower investment levels and inadequate water and rail infrastructure. The sector is also significantly affected by developments at Eskom, including its investment in cost-plus mines, and the draft Integrated Resource Plan for electricity which reduces coal’s role in favour of renewable energy sources and gas.


Report Coverage


This report covers the South African coal mining sector and coal testing laboratories. It provides comprehensive information on the size and state of the sector in 2017 and 2018, factors influencing the sector’s success, and industry developments and corporate actions to end-April 2019. There are 46 companies profiled including 19 testing facilities. Profiled companies include major coal miners such as South32, Glencore, Sasol and Exxaro Resources, and many smaller producers such as Kuyasa Mining and Londani Coal. Profiled coal testing laboratories include the South African Bureau of Standards, which is implementing a turnaround plan, the details of which are discussed in the report.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 4
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 6
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 7
4.1. Local 7
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 14
4.1.2. Regulations 18
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 21
4.2. Continental 22
4.3. International 23
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 27
5.1. Economic Environment 27
5.2. Environmental Concerns 28
5.3. Inadequate Rail Infrastructure 30
5.4. Community Protests 30
5.5. Labour 30
5.6. Mine Safety 33
5.7. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 33
6. COMPETITION 35
6.1. Barriers to Entry 36
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 36
8. OUTLOOK 37
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 38
10. REFERENCES 38
10.1. Publications 38
10.2. Websites 39
APPENDIX 1 – SUMMARY OF NOTABLE PLAYERS 40
Mining of Coal and Lignite 40
Coal Testing Laboratories 49
COMPANY PROFILES – MINING OF COAL AND LIGNITE 52
AFRICAN EXPLORATION MINING AND FINANCE CORPORATION SOC LTD 52
ANGLO OPERATIONS (PTY) LTD 54
ANKER COAL AND MINERAL HOLDINGS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 57
ARM COAL (PTY) LTD 59
BLACK WATTLE COLLIERY (PTY) LTD 62
BUFFALO COAL CORPORATION 64
CANYON COAL (PTY) LTD 67
EXXARO RESOURCES LTD 69
GLENCORE PLC 74
IZIMBIWA COAL (PTY) LTD 82
KANGRA COAL (PTY) LTD 84
KEATON ENERGY HOLDINGS LTD 86
KUYASA MINING (PTY) LTD 89
LONDANI COAL (PTY) LTD 91
LURCO GROUP SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 93
MBUYELO COAL (PTY) LTD 95
MC MINING LTD 97
MMAKAU MINING (PTY) LTD 101
OSHO SA COAL (PTY) LTD 103
PETMIN (PTY) LTD 104
RESOURCE GENERATION LTD 106
SASOL LTD 109
SHIVA URANIUM (PTY) LTD 115
SOUTH32 LTD 119
UMCEBO MINING (PTY) LTD 123
UNICORN CAPITAL PARTNERS LTD 125
UNIVERSAL COAL AND ENERGY HOLDINGS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 128
WESCOAL HOLDINGS LTD 130
COMPANY PROFILES – COAL TESTING LABORATORIES 134
ALS CHEMEX SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 134
BUREAU VERITAS TESTING AND INSPECTIONS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 136
CHEM-SCIENCE LABORATORIES (PTY) LTD 138
COTECNA SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 140
COUNCIL FOR MINERAL TECHNOLOGY 142
ESKOM HOLDINGS SOC LTD 145
GLENCORE OPERATIONS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 150
INTERTEK TESTING SERVICES (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 154
MBE MINERALS (SA) (PTY) LTD 156
MITRA S K SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 157
NOKO ANALYTICAL SERVICES CC 159
SASOL LTD 161
SGS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 167
SIBONISIWE COAL LABORATORY SERVICES CC 170
SIZA COAL SERVICES CC 171
SOUTH AFRICAN BUREAU OF STANDARDS 174
UIS ANALYTICAL SERVICES (PTY) LTD 177
UMZAMOWONKE TRADING AND PROJECTS 25 CC 179
YANKA LABORATORIES (PTY) LTD 181