Kiepersol, South Africa

Jindal Africa’s operational activities in the country include the Kiepersol Colliery, which is an underground operation located within the boundaries of the Mkhondo Local Municipality, adjacent to the R543 route between Piet Retief and Wakkerstroom, in Mpumalanga, South Africa.

South Africa joining India in the BRICS club of developing economies gives weight to this inspired move by Jindal Africa. Since its inception in November 2008, Jindal Africa has remained committed to the prospect of continuous growth on the continent, setting their foothold solidly at the centre of South Africa’s vibrant economic landscape through the construction of their new corporate head office in Bryanston, Johannesburg.

Kiepersol Colliery, like many coal producers, has held its stand amidst the challenges faced during the last annual period. Jindal Africa remains committed to the important role that coal plays in the South African economy, its role as a primary energy source for electricity generation, as well as direct and indirect job creation.


Metallurgical Grade Anthracite Coal in South Africa

Jindal Africa is involved in the mining of Metallurgical Grade Anthracite Coal in South Africa.The Anthracite Coal from Kiepersol mine has low sulphur and phosphorus contents due to which the mine has carved a niche for itself as the preferred supply source of coal by leading Ferro Alloys manufactures in South Africa.

Anthracite Coal finds use as a reductant in Ferro Alloys, Smelters, Steel Plants and Pellet Plants etc. The Low Grade Coal on the other hand, has been successfully used in Cement Kilns, Sponge Iron Plants and Power Plants. It also makes an ideal blend with high volatile matter thermal coal.

Kiepersol Colliery

Our Kiepersol Colliery remains a prominent producer of high quality anthracite and lean bituminous coal, which is sold on both the domestic and international metallurgical coal markets, and is all made possible with a dedicated private railway siding which forms the bulk of our infrastructure, which in turn enables the mine to dispatch orders directly to clients and to the ports for exports, enabling us to maintain the high quality service and delivery standards our clients have become accustomed to.

The Richards Bay dry bulk terminal has facilities for the company to load carriers as large as Panamax sized vessels. The Colliery holds a dedicated workforce of over 800 employees, including contractors.