Environmentalists in South Africa and abroad have criticized the decision of the World Bank's approval for a $3.75 billion loan to build the world’s fourth-largest coal-fired power in South Africa. The plant will increase the demand for coal mining and production.
South Africa Coal Production [1981 - 2019] [Data & Charts]
South Africa’s Coal Production was reported at 143.239 TOE mn in Dec 2018. This records an increase from the previous number of 142.983 TOE mn for Dec 2017. South Africa’s Coal Production data is updated yearly, averaging 126.170 TOE mn from Dec 1981 to 2018, with 38 observations. The data reached an all-time high of 148.233 TOE mn in 2014 and a record low of 74.861 TOE mn in 1981.
Anglo Gold Ashanti, Sibayane Gold Ltd, Harmony Gold Mining Co., First Uranium, and Peninsula Energy own or control most of the uranium-from-gold mining processing plants in South Africa. Though uranium production in South Africa showed a decrease from 711t in 2000 to 579t in 2010, in 2011 930t were produced with a forecast of 2,000t by 2020.
Relevance of Coal in South Africa South Africa is the –7th largest producer of coal in the world –5th largest exporter of coal –8% of world coal reserves (BP Statistical Review 2014) Coal in South Africa accounts for –1st highest foreign exchange earnings in the country –2nd largest mining income-earning commodity, beating gold –95% of SA energy production
South Africa production of lignite coal was at level of 0 thousand short tons in 2016, unchanged from the previous year. Lignite is the lowest rank of coal, often referred to as brown coal, used almost exclusively as fuel for steam-electric power generation. It is brownish-black and has a high inherent moisture content, sometimes as high as 45 percent The heat content of lignite ranges from 9 ...
The Top 10 Coal Producers Worldwide - WorldAtlas.com
overview: South Africa's indigenous energy resource base is dominated by coal. Internationally, coal is the most widely used primary fuel, accounting for about 36 percent of the total fuel consumption of the world's electricity production.
South Africa's Coal Exports - South African Market Insights
The pie chart below shows the 10 biggest export destinations for South Africa's coal exports. Surprising to see is the fact that over the time period January 2010 to June 2017, India made up just over 46% of South Africa's total coal exports (in terms of value).
South Africa Mining Production | 2019 | Data | Chart ...
Mining production in South Africa edged up 0.2 percent year-on-year in September of 2019, following a downwardly revised 3 percent drop in August and beating market expectations of a 2.2 percent decline. The largest positive contributions came from production of iron ore (8.2 percent); other non-metallic minerals (13.6 percent); and other metallic minerals (38 percent).