The Coal Mining Sector, including Coal Testing and Laboratories in South Africa 2017

  • ID: 4367927
  • Report
  • Region: Africa, South Africa
  • 186 pages
  • Who Owns Whom
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  • ARM Coal (Pty) Ltd
  • CoalLab (Pty) Ltd
  • Glencore Plc
  • Kuyasa Mining (Pty) Ltd
  • Mmakau Mining (Pty) Ltd
  • Sasol Ltd
  • MORE
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.
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  • ARM Coal (Pty) Ltd
  • CoalLab (Pty) Ltd
  • Glencore Plc
  • Kuyasa Mining (Pty) Ltd
  • Mmakau Mining (Pty) Ltd
  • Sasol Ltd
  • MORE
1. Introduction

2. Description of the Industry
2.1. Industry Value Chain
2.2. Geographic Position

3. Size of the Industry

4. State of the Industry
4.1. Local
4.1.1. Corporate Actions
4.1.2. Regulations
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development
4.2. Continental
4.3. International

5. Influencing Factors
5.1. Cyclicality
5.2. Economic Environment
5.3. Government Initiatives
5.4. Labour
5.5. Environmental Concerns
5.6. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation

6. Competition
6.1. Barriers to Entry

7. Swot Analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry Associations

10. References
10.1. Publications
10.2. Websites

Company Profiles
Africom Commodities (PTY) Ltd
Ag-Chem Africa (PTY) Ltd
Aquasol Agrocom Southern Africa (PTY) Ltd
Atlas Organic Fertilisers (PTY) Ltd
Avison (PTY) Ltd
Ball Straathof (PTY) Ltd
Bosveld Phosphates (PTY) Ltd
Conradie Organics Cc
Culterra (PTY) Ltd
Ecosoil Trust
Efekto Care (PTY) Ltd
Farmers Agri-Care (PTY) Ltd
Farmisco (PTY) Ltd
Farmyard Organics Cc
Florahaven Landskapkontrakteurs Sa Cc
Foskor (PTY) Ltd
Garden Goods Cc
Gavilon South Africa (PTY) Ltd
Gromor (PTY) Ltd
Guano Sales (Cape) (PTY) Ltd
Inter-Waste (PTY) Ltd
Irri Comm (PTY) Ltd
Kaap Agri Ltd
Kelp Products (PTY) Ltd
Laeveld Agrochem (PTY) Ltd
Nwk Ltd
Omnia Group (PTY) Ltd
Peninsula Organics Cc
Plant Boutique (PTY) Ltd
Premier Fishing Sa (PTY) Ltd
Profert (PTY) Ltd
Reliance Group Trading (PTY) Ltd
Rivabrite (PTY) Ltd
Sasol South Africa (PTY) Ltd
Senwes Ltd
Snyman Business Trust
Solvay Polymers and Chemicals South Africa (PTY) Ltd
Stanler Farms (PTY) Ltd
Suidwes Landbou (PTY) Ltd
Talborne Organics Franchise Group (PTY) Ltd
Viewpoint Farming Cc
Yara Africa Fertilizer (PTY) Ltd
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  • ARM Coal (Pty) Ltd
  • Anker Coal and Mineral Holdings South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Petmin Ltd
  • Kangra Coal (Pty) Ltd
  • Kuyasa Mining (Pty) Ltd
  • MC Mining Ltd
  • Unicorn Capital Partners Ltd
  • Buffalo Coal Corporation
  • Wescoal Holdings Ltd
  • Resource Generation Ltd
  • Keaton Energy Holdings Ltd
  • Izimbiwa Coal (Pty) Ltd
  • Sumo Coal (Pty) Ltd
  • Universal Coal and Energy Holdings South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Mmakau Mining (Pty) Ltd
  • Umcebo Mining (Pty) Ltd
  • Anglo Operations (Pty) Ltd
  • Glencore Plc
  • Black Wattle Colliery (Pty) Ltd
  • South32 Ltd
  • Exxaro Resources Ltd
  • Miranda Mineral Holdings Ltd
  • Tegeta Resources (Pty) Ltd
  • Burgh Group Holdings (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Canyon Coal (Pty) Ltd
  • Oakbay Resources and Energy Ltd
  • Mbuyelo Coal (Pty) Ltd
  • Sasol Ltd
  • UIS Analytical Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Bureau Veritas Testing and Inspections South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Council for Mineral Technology
  • Chem-Science Laboratories (Pty) Ltd
  • Witlab (Pty) Ltd
  • CoalLab (Pty) Ltd
  • Yanka Laboratories (Pty) Ltd
  • Intertek Testing Services (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • Noko Analytical Services CC
  • MBE Minerals (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  • SGS South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Siza Coal Services CC
  • Glencore Operations South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Mitra SK South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • South African Bureau of Standards
  • Umzamowonke Trading and Projects 25 CC
  • Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd
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