The Makhado Project in the Soutpansberg Coalfield, 36km north of Makhado town on the N1 or 65km southwest of Musina and 80km southeast of Vele, Limpopo province, is CoAL’s most advanced feasibility-stage project.
The resource will initially be mined on an opencast basis over 16 years with the potential for further expansion into underground.
The Greater Soutpansberg Projects, contiguous to the Makhado Project, and situated to the north of the Soutpansberg Mountains in the Limpopo province, comprises of four projects: Mopane, Generaal, Chapudi, and Telema & Gray. These are owned by MbeuYashu (Pty), a company jointly owned by CoAL (74%) and its Black Economic Empowerment partner, Rothe Investments (Pty) Ltd (26%).
It has a total resource of 7.2 billion gross tonnes in situ and 1.7 billion mineable tonnes in situ of both thermal and coking coal products.This project has the potential to facilitate long-term sustainable development in the area.
Tshipise Energy Gas Exploration Project, contiguous to the Makhado Project, in the Limpopo province, is a coal bed-methane project which (in the initial phase) involves the establishment of a test well and flaring facility which will afford compliance with the requirements of the internationally accredited United Nations carbon-credit programme and the sale of carbon credits.