Your question: How many coal miners are there in South Africa?

South Africa produces in excess of 255 million tonnes of coal (2011 estimate) and consumes almost three quarters of that domestically. As of 2018, South Africa was the seventh largest producer and consumer of coal in the world. This large industry, means that as of 2015 about 80,000 workers, or .

Where are coal mines located in South Africa?


Mine Product(s) Associated town
Grootegeluk Coal Mine Coal Limpopo
Leeuwpan mine Coal Mpumalanga
Tshikondeni mine Coal Limpopo
Mafube coal Coal Mpumalanga

What is the richest province in South Africa?

Gauteng is the richest province in South Africa, and that is perhaps the reason why it is the most populous in the country.

Is South Africa running out of coal?

South Africa’s coal reserves are estimated at 53 billion tonnes, and with our present production rate there should be almost 200 years of coal supply left.

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