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The Coal Mining Sector, including Coal Testing and Laboratories
BY Alex Conradie
South Africa
07 June 2017
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The Coal Mining sector, including Coal Testing Laboratories


During 2016 the South African coal mining sector produced 251.0 million tonnes (Mt) of coal and exported 76.4Mt of coal worth US$3.8bn. Coal mining contributed R67bn or 1.8% to the country’s GDP at current prices in 2015, while more than 77,000 people were employed by the sector.


Environmental Concerns and Continued Investment


In February 2017 Eskom was ordered to conclude long-outstanding power purchase agreements with renewable-energy independent power producers (IPPs). This is forecast to result in the mothballing of five power stations and a reduction of 55.8Mt in the amount of coal being used for electricity generation by 2022. Despite these and other steps being taken in response to environmental concerns, investment in the sector has continued. Indian company Atha-Africa Ventures is planning to develop a 2.25Mt per annum thermal coal mine, called Ysermyn, at Mabola in Mpumalanga while the Thabametsi project will develop the R2.8bn Thabametsi mine to supply 3.9Mt of coal per annum for 30 years to the nearby power station. Merger & Acquisition activity has also been brisk and included the sale of Anglo American’s Eskom-tied thermal coal mines to Seriti Resources Holdings which was announced in April 2017. Through this transaction, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2017, Seriti Resources will become the second-largest supplier of coal to Eskom.


Report Coverage


The report on the Coal Mining sector examines current conditions, developments and investment in the sector and provides import and export data. Also discussed are policy and regulatory uncertainty, the inadequate capacity of the export railway line, and rapidly rising input costs. Profiles for 26 coal mining companies are provided, including Glencore which placed Optimum Coal Holdings, subsequently acquired by Tegeta Exploration and Resources into business rescue in August 2015. Also profiled are 26 coal testing laboratories including SMMEs such as Gauteng-based Mitra SK South Africa (Pty) Ltd and Chem-Science Laboratories (Pty) Ltd in KwaZulu-Natal.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 5
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 7
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 18
4.1. Local 18
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 23
4.1.2. Regulations 26
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 30
4.2. Continental 31
4.3. International 34
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 38
5.1. Economic Environment 38
5.2. Environmental Concerns 39
5.3. Inadequate Rail Infrastructure 41
5.4. Labour 41
5.5. Mine Safety 44
5.6. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 45
6. COMPETITION 47
6.1. Barriers to Entry 48
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 49
8. OUTLOOK 50
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 50
10. REFERENCES 51
10.1. Publications 51
10.2. Websites 52
COMPANY PROFILES - MINING OF COAL AND LIGNITE 53
ANGLO OPERATIONS (PTY) LTD 53
ANKER COAL AND MINERAL HOLDINGS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 56
ARM COAL (PTY) LTD 58
BLACK WATTLE COLLIERY (PTY) LTD 61
BUFFALO COAL CORPORATION 63
BURGH GROUP HOLDINGS (RF) (PTY) LTD 66
CANYON COAL (PTY) LTD 68
COAL OF AFRICA LTD 70
EXXARO RESOURCES LTD 74
GLENCORE PLC 79
IZIMBIWA COAL (PTY) LTD 87
KANGRA COAL (PTY) LTD 89
KEATON ENERGY HOLDINGS LTD 91
KUYASA MINING (PTY) LTD 94
MBUYELO COAL (PTY) LTD 96
MMAKAU MINING (PTY) LTD 98
OAKBAY RESOURCES AND ENERGY LTD 100
PETMIN LTD 104
RESOURCE GENERATION LTD 107
SASOL LTD 110
SENTULA MINING LTD 115
SOUTH32 LTD 118
SUMO COAL (PTY) LTD 122
TEGETA RESOURCES (PTY) LTD 125
UMCEBO MINING (PTY) LTD 126
UNIVERSAL COAL AND ENERGY HOLDINGS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 128
WESCOAL HOLDINGS LTD 130
COMPANY PROFILES – COAL TESTING LABORATORIES 134
BUREAU VERITAS TESTING AND INSPECTIONS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 134
CHEM-SCIENCE LABORATORIES (PTY) LTD 136
COALLAB (PTY) LTD 138
COUNCIL FOR MINERAL TECHNOLOGY 140
ESKOM HOLDINGS SOC LTD 144
GLENCORE OPERATIONS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 148
INTERTEK TESTING SERVICES (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 152
MBE MINERALS (SA) (PTY) LTD 154
MITRA SK SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 156
NOKO ANALYTICAL SERVICES CC 158
SASOL LTD 160
SGS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 165
SIZA COAL SERVICES CC 168
SOUTH AFRICAN BUREAU OF STANDARDS 171
UIS ANALYTICAL SERVICES (PTY) LTD 175
UMZAMOWONKE TRADING AND PROJECTS 25 CC 177
WITLAB (PTY) LTD 179
YANKA LABORATORIES (PTY) LTD 181