Our African Ambition
Jindal Africa is a part of Indian multinational conglomerate Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL), which in turn is part of the US$18 billion, diversified O.P. Jindal Group. This industrial conglomerate is a leading player globally in the steel, power, mining, coal to liquid, oil & gas, and infrastructure sectors.
Jindal recognises that Africa is endowed with great mineral wealth and hardworking committed people. Its intent is to pass on its inherent knowledge and experience to the continent by enriching lives, creating job opportunities and adding value.
“We come as a foreign entity but we want to work as a local company” - CEO, Mr Ashish Kumar
Jindal Africa is working vigorously to entrench and expand its foothold in Africa to the benefit of its holding group and its local stakeholders. To this end, the company is currently involved in numerous exploration and mining operations across five continents while also looking out for and planning projects in the steel, power and related industries.
Jindal Africa has established its headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, from where it oversees the regional operations and expansion plans. Its operational activities in the country include the Kiepersol Colliery, outside the town of Piet Retief in Mpumalanga province, in which it has taken a significant shareholding. The mine produces high quality anthracite coal that is sold locally and internationally.
In Mozambique, Jindal Africa is one of only three companies with mining rights in the coal-rich Moatize region, where operations on its 10 million tonnes per annum coal mine will commence in 2012. Further afield, the company plans to establish a cement plant in Madagascar that will be supplied by its own limestone mines. Jindal Africa is involved in extensive coal, copper and iron ore exploration activities in Tanzania and has been granted a license to mine copper.