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South African Operations

TerraCom acquired 100% of Universal Coal Plc (Universal) as at 30 June 2020. Universal holds a portfolio of producing, development and exploration assets located across South Africa’s major coalfields.

Operations and Projects

  • Our coal operations and projects

    A brief overview of our South African operations and projects is provided below, but please visit www.universalcoal.com for further information.


  • Nkangala Colliery (thermal coal)

    98.69Mt
    Resource

    Inclusive of 28.3Mt Reserve

    The greater project consists of two properties — Wolvenfontein (location of Kangala) and Middelbult located near several coal-fired power stations and benefits from excellent road, rail and power infrastructure


  • New Clydesdale Colliery (thermal coal)

    136.67Mt
    Resource

    Inclusive of 54.80Mt Reserve

    New Clydesdale Colliery is located in the Kriel district, approximately 149km from Johannesburg and consists of the Roodekop and Diepspruit Projects.


  • North Block Complex (thermal coal)

    108.71Mt
    Resource

    Inclusive of 55.40Mt Reserve

    In line with the Group’s value-accretive acquisition strategy, in March 2018 Universal acquired North Block Complex from Exxaro, effective 1 November 2018.


  • Ubuntu Colliery (thermal coal)

    75.8Mt
    Resource

    Inclusive of 9.1Mt Reserve

    Ubuntu is located in the Delmas district, 25km south of Kangala and therefore, has the option to share processing infrastructure.


  • Eloff Project (thermal coal)

    528Mt
    Resource

    Located adjacent to the Kangala pit, the Eloff Project provides the Group with strategic near-term flexibility and upside as it will enable the potential of low-cost expansion of the life of mine at Kangala, as well as the potential for additional standalone extensions within the broader project area.


  • Arnot South (thermal coal)

    206.6Mt
    Resource

    Arnot South comprises a prospecting right over 15 000ha located some 50km north-east of New Clydesdale Colliery.


  • Berenice/Cygnus (soft coking and thermal coal)

    1.35Bt
    Resource

    Inclusive of 28.3Mt Reserve

    The Berenice/Cygnus coking coal project is located in the Soutpansberg Coalfield 90km southwest of Musina, outside environmentally sensitive areas such as the Mapungubwe World Heritage Site and proposed environmental buffer zones