Sasol ofﬁcially opened a new colliery in Mpumalanga, South Africa, where it beneﬁciates coal into high-value fuel and chemical products at world scale. Meaning “success” in Nguni, Impumelelo is one of three world-class mines Sasol has constructed in the last decade as part of its R14 billion ($994 million) mine replacement program and includes Thubelisha and Shondoni.
The inauguration was attended by Minerals Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe. With an investment of R5.6 billion ($398 million), Impumelelo will have the capacity to produce 10.5 million metric tons per year (mtpy). The colliery currently employs 1,760 people, most of them from nearby communities in Mpumalanga.