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Prospecting right for Coal and gold at Remainder of Farm Dhlamini Tribal 448HU, Portion 1, eDumbe Local Municipality, Zululand District Municipality

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Proposed 12066 Ha Prospecting right for Coal and gold at Remainder of Farm Dhlamini Tribal 448HU, Portion 1, eDumbe Local Municipality, Zululand District Municipality

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South Africa produces an average of 224 million tons of marketable coal annually, making it the fifth largest coal producing country in the world. 25% of our production is exported internationally, making South Africa the third largest coal exporting country. The remainder of South Africa's coal production feeds the various local industries, with 53% used for electricity generation. The key role played by our coal reserves in the economy is illustrated by the fact that Eskom is the 7th largest electricity generator in the world, and Sasol the largest coal-to-chemicals producer. The aim of the prospecting activities is to locate and evaluate coal quality. The area applied for falls within a contiguous known coal occurrence and an exploration programme will determine the exact resource extent and qualities. Thus, allowing a determination to be made to take the project to the next phase where a Mining Right application would be submitted, if the resource proves to be mineable.

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Friday, August 12, 2022 - 16:17

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19295

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SAHRA 12/09/2022

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