Witbank Coalfield


East of Johannesburg, the Witbank Coalfield is historically one of the most important extraction zones for coal in South Africa as is demonstrated by the extensive land area already mined. To maximize transportation efficiency, this region also constitutes the densest conglomeration of ESKOM (coal) powerplants throught the country.
        Many applications to re-open/refurbish powerplants to meet the nation’s energy demands are for sites near the coalfield.
        The selected site for this project is the Anglo Kleinkopje mine located at the heart of the coalfield for its size, proximity to major infrastructural routes and Duvha power station, and diversity of adjacent site conditions.


Sanne van den Breemer
Filip Geerts
Ilmar Hurkxkens

Director of Studies

Salomon Frausto


Nigel Alarcon(MX), Pooja Bhave(IN), Mariano Cuofano(IT), Fabiola Cruz(PE), Alonso Díaz(MX), Xiaoyu Ding(CN), Ines Garcia‑Lezana(ES), Sandra Garcia(ES), Martino Greco(IT), Sebastian Hitchcock(ZA), Alejandra Huesca(MX), Yesah Hwangbo(KR), Takuma Johnson(US), Yi-Ni Lin(TW), Paola Tovar(MX), Cristhy Mattos(BR), Preradon Pimpakan(TH), Adi Samet(IL), Raymond Tang(US), Kulaporn Temudom(TH), Danai Tsigkanou(GR), Jesse Verdoes(NL), Rongting Xiao(CN)