South Africa is proving to be an interesting and diverse market for coal. Currently the industry is facing a future of continued high coal prices and limited high-quality coal, opening up unprecedented opportunities for major producers and junior miners to expand, develop, and profit.
To get there, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration has promised an improved playing field for the industry with a new mining charter and natural resources law. But how will it play out in this critical election year? What are the opportunities that lie ahead for the industry, and what are the main obstacles in the way?
On the flip side, South African coal markets are facing a more generalised quality issue with mines producing less high-grade material suitable for export, and there are few new mines in the pipeline to replace them. The lack of benchmark quality coal have pushed Richards Bay prices to 6-1/2 year highs, forcing South Africa’s top buyers India and Pakistan, among others, to look for cheaper alternatives.
At the same time, Eskom’s financial difficulties are rocking South Africa’s domestic coal market, forcing producers to diversify away from the big power utility to survive.
How will this all play out in one of the most varied and feature rich market situations in South Africa for a number of years? Join us in Cape Town for the Southern African Coal Conference. Debate, learn and network.
For the 14th consecutive year, the Southern African Coal Conference, an IHS Markit event, will be held in Cape Town, South Africa. Acknowledged as the foremost professional and business development event for the African and Asia Pacific coal export markets, this year’s event features a full program of informed discussion and debate centering around the industry’s most impactful topics, coupled with several opportunities for interaction and relationship building with your current and future customers.
Interested consultants, service/equipment suppliers and producers have an opportunity to make their brand and message stand out from the crowd by increasing their visibility and profile with a sponsorship of one of a carefully selected group of business development vehicles at the Conference.
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For more information or to reserve your networking event or branded item, please contact David Coates at +1 713 305 0116 or email@example.com
Canyon Coal is a coal mining and exploration company with operations in Mpumalanga and Gauteng provinces of South Africa. The company was established in 2006 and has grown significantly in recent years through numerous acquisitions and the creation of equitable partnerships that have acquired strategic resources to supplement the current operations and to develop new opportunities. These partners include Menar Holdings, Kalyana Resources and Mercuria.
As the fastest growing coal mining group in SA, there are 5 operational coal mines under the group as well as the recent acquisition of Kangra Coal. In addition to the operational mines, Canyon Coal has an active exploration portfolio to unlock potential coal resources.
Learn more: www.canyoncoal.com
Maatla Resources is developing a mid–tier mining and energy company in Botswana. The companies near term Mmamabula Coal Project is located 145 km north of Gaborone with anticipated coal sales in Q4 2019.
The Mmamabula Coal Project contains over 90Mt of high-grade thermal coal (mineable tons in situ) in the well-explored Mmamabula Coalfields. The project will produce high-grade sized coal for the export market and for the region with off-takes already secured. All technical mine designs have been completed and the company is entering into its construction phase.
Maatla’s highly experienced and successful management team have a track record of financing projects and taking mines into production.
Learn more: www.maatlaenergy.com
IMI has been established in 1987 in the United States. Headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida, US, IMI today has a global presence with 8 offices including 3 in Asia-Pacific. In 2018 IMI traded a total of abt. 19M mt of dry bulk materials covering cementious materials such as gypsum, clinker, cement and slag as well as solid fuels with a focus on thermal coal and fuel grade petroleum coke. Our trading operations are supported with technical support, local consolidation, upgrading, stock and sale, other medium and small investments and pre- and post-financing arrangements. With trading operations in over 55 countries focusing on integrated and value-added solutions, IMI is a leading partner to the independent cement industry worldwide.
Our annual export volume from South-Africa exceed 2M mt. We are among the most active suppliers to the cement industry in East Africa & the Persian Gulf. In addition to typical RBCT exports, IMI has become increasingly active on exports of medium and low Calorific Value coals with particular flexibility on higher ash, lower volatile and higher Sulphur qualities. Regular exports include shipments from Richard Bay Dry Bulk Terminal and Multipurpose Terminal as well as Maputo and Beira, Mozambique.
Learn more: www.imius.com
The ASX listed Ikwezi Mining Limited is a junior coal mining company aiming to create shareholder value through the acquisition, exploration and development of local projects in South Africa.
Ikwezi holds majority interests in mining and prospecting rights, the most advanced of these being the Kliprand Colliery in Newcastle with a JORC compliant resource of 294 million tons of coal, with mining having during commenced in the second half of 2018. Further development of this particular project is well underway with the addition of other open pit operations within the mine.
In the first phase, the Company targets exports of high Sulphur 5500 NAR and 4800 NAR products. A 6000 NAR offering is slated for second half of 2019.
Learn more: www.ikwezimining.com
Coal Geology, Mining, Beneficiation, Logistics and Marketing Consulting Services
XMP Consulting, after almost ten years of successful assignments in the coal industry in South Africa, has achieved an extremely good relationship with large and small companies, based on research done to enhance marketability and profitability of client collieries. With more than three decades of experience on coal analysis together with input from Associates, with a long direct involvement in the industry, we provide our clients through vital assistance in the development of their coal ventures.
The XMP coal team includes geologists, mining and coal processing engineers, logistics and marketing specialists, analysts and support staff.
Learn more: www.xmpconsulting.com
Bureau Veritas is synonymous with quality, professionalism and integrity since its inception in 1828. Bureau Veritas provides expert conformity assessment services in the fields of Quality, Health, Safety and Environment and operates in more than 140 countries, with 75,00 employees serving over 400,000 clients globally.
Bureau Veritas work at the world’s major and secondary ports, mining and refining locations, and aim to minimize commercial risk by accurately determining the quantity and quality of commodities in the supply chain.
Our independent inspection, weighing, sampling and testing services are available worldwide to monitor the supply chain and minimise risk for our customers. We have an array of expertise that covers the full range of solid fuels, including energy and coking coals, coke, pet-coke and biomass.
We also design, install and operate mechanical sampling systems and our laboratories cover the full range of solid fuels testing from standard coal tests to specialist tests such as coke reactivity, petrography and many others.
Our global network of laboratories servicing the market is fully accredited and compliant to the relevant international standards.
We are members of the International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA) participating in both the technical and governance committees.
Learn more: www.bureauveritas.com/commodities
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