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The group's existing colliery at Vanggatfontein (Delmas, Mpumalanga) is complemented with the acquisition of the undeveloped Moabsvelden Colliery. Vaalkrantz Colliery, whose disposal is subject to a section ll Ministerial consent was placed on care and mainenance subject to year-end. Besides Moabsvelden, the group has development projects at Braakfontein (Newcastle), Koudelager (Vryheid), Balgray (Utrecht), Mooiklip (Louwsburg) and Sterkfontein (Bethal).

Please hover over one of the projects, displayed on the below map, for further information:

Vanggatfontein
Operations at our Vanggatfontein opencast colliery have matured well after a challenging ramp-up phase. In simple terms the operation comprises a contractor-operated opencast operation which delivers 5-, 4- and 2-seam ROM coal to our two coal processing facilities – a 100tph 5-seam plant and a 500tph 2- and 4-seam plant. Read more...
Sterkfontein
This feasibility stage project is located near Bethal in Mpumalanga, adjacent to Sasol Mining’s Twistdraai East Shaft approximately 90km south-east of Vanggatfontein Colliery. The underground resource at Sterkfontein will generate a primary export thermal fraction and a secondary Eskom middlings product. Read more...
Koudelager
Located 40km via road from the Vaalkrantz operation, the Koudelager property is being explored as a reserve replacement project for Vaalkrantz. Existing Vaalkrantz infrastructure and local resources will be refocused on Koudelager when the transition process begins. Read more...
Vaalkrantz
The operation at Vaalkrantz comprises the Enyati and West Adits, each with portals accessing the Alfred and Gus Seams respectively. While high quality, the seams are narrow and present arguably the most challenging underground mining conditions in the South African coal industry. Read more...
Braakfontein
Braakfontein is a project which already has a Mining Right. It is located 10km south-east of the town of Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal and has the potential to contribute 1.6Mtpa to Keaton Energy’s ROM production, largely from underground operations. Read more...
Balgray
Balgray is a project located 5km north-east of the town of Utrecht in KwaZulu-Natal, and approximately 100km via road from the Vaalkrantz operation for which a Mining Right application has been submitted. Read more...
Moabsvelden
The greenfields Moabsvelden Project was acquired in February 2014 when Keaton Energy acquired the entire issued share capital of Xceed. Read more...
Roodepoort
The Roodepoort Project was similarly acquired as part of the Xceed transaction in February 2014. The project is located approximately 6km north of the town of Kriel in Mpumalanga and hosts a total coal resource of 25.1Mt across the 2 upper, 2-lower, 1 and 1A coal horizons of the Witbank coalfield. Read more...
Bankfontein
This project was acquired as one of the exploration assets in the Xceed stable in February 2014. The project is located approximately 30km north-west of the town of Ermelo in Mpumalanga, and hosts a coal resource of 16.1Mt across the A, B-lower, C-lower and D coal horizons of the Eastern Mpumalanga coalfield. Read more...
Mooiklip
Mooiklip is a greenfields project located approximately 6km southwest of the town of Louwsburg in KwaZulu-Natal, and approximately 40km via road from Vaalkrantz Colliery for which a Prospecting Right application has been submitted. Read more...