South Africa

Participating Coal Business (PCB) Operation

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusActive
Commodities
  • Coal (thermal)
Mining Method
  • Dragline
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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SnapshotParticipating Coal Business (PCB) includes Impunzi (open-pit operation), and Tweefontein (open-pit operation following the discontinuation of underground operations in F2022).
Related AssetsImpunzi Mine, Tweefontein Mine

Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnership
African Rainbow Minerals Ltd. 20.2 % Indirect
Glencore plc. 79.8 % Indirect
Glencore Operations South Africa Proprietary Ltd. (operator) 79.8 % Direct
ARM (African Rainbow Minerals Ltd.) holds an effective 20.2% in PCB, Glencore Operations South Africa (GOSA) owns remaining 79.8%.

Governed by a supervisory committee with five Glencore representatives and three ARM representatives. Operational management contracted to Glencore.

Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

IMpunzi Complex
The iMpunzi Complex falls within the southern margin of the central portion of the Witbank-Springs Coalfield. The coalfield is underlain by pre-Karoo formations, mainly Bushveld felsite. Historic glaciation events resulted in the deposition of tillite (Dwyka Formation) over most of the area. Within the Karoo Sedimentary Sequence the Ecca Group rests on top of the Dwyka Formation. In the Witbank-Springs Coalfields the coal bearing Vryheid Formation occur at the bottom of the Ecca Group conformably to the underlying Dwyka Formation.

The Dwyka Formation consists of tillite, siltstone and sometimes a thin shale development. The Ecca Group consists predominantly of sandstone, siltstone, shale and coal. The Vryheid Formation in the Ecca Group contains five bituminous coal seams, numbered as No. 1 to No. 5 from bottom to top. The No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5 seams are the most economical coal seams to mine in the Witbank-Springs Coalfield.

Tweefontein Complex
The Dwyka Tillite is overlain by sediments of Ecca, Beaufort and Stormberg Groups. Coal measures are associated with the Vryheid Formation of the Lower Ecca Group of Permian age.

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

CommodityUnits202320222021202020192018201720162015
Coal (thermal) Mt  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe1517171514
All production numbers are expressed as clean coal.

Production Costs

CommodityUnits2023202220212020201920182017
Site cash costs (produced) Coal (thermal) ZAR  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe 391 / t   330 / t   278 / t  

Financials

Units2023202220212020201920182017
Capital expenditures M ZAR  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe 2,782   2,045   1,218  
Revenue M ZAR  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe 12,896   13,688   12,515  
Operating Income M ZAR  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe 4,446   5,099   4,831  
Pre-tax Income M ZAR  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe 1,951   3,817   1,243  
After-tax Income M ZAR  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe 1,356   3,134   896  
EBITDA M ZAR  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe 4,445   5,099   4,832  

Heavy Mobile Equipment

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Personnel

Mine Management

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