About Canyon Coal
Canyon Coal is a coal exploration, mining and processing company. It operates collieries and processing plants in the Mpumalanga and Gauteng provinces of South Africa. Canyon is also involved in various exploration projects in various parts of the country.
Canyon prides itself on the fact that it is positively contributing to the development and transformation of South African society. The company is improving lives and helping to grow the overall economy by implementing responsible mining practices through transparent, beneficial and profitable business partnerships.
Canyon’s current operations comprise the Hakhano, Khanye, Phalanndwa, and Ukufisa Collieries. Hakhano is located in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, and produce bituminous coal for the export market. Phalanndwa Colliery, in Delmas, Mpumalanga, Ukufisa Colliery, in Springs, Gauteng, and Khanye Colliery, in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng all produce a bituminous product that is used for local consumption and export markets. In addition to having operational mines, Canyon also have an active exploration portfolio that aims to unlock potential resources.
Through equitable partnerships and acquisitions, Canyon has expanded its operations by acquiring strategic resources to supplement its current operations while developing new ones. Canyon’s most recent acquisition is Kangra Coal, which is located in the town of Saul Mkhizeville, in Mpumalanga. Canyon completed acquisition of Kangra Coal from Madrid-listed Gas Natural Fenosa, in August 2018. Kangra Coal comprises an underground mine and opencast operations, which produce a total of two-million tons of coal a year.
Canyon is cognisant of the impact that mining has on the environment and surrounding communities. Hence compliance with applicable legislation is a top priority in all areas of Canyon’s operations in its efforts to minimise its mine’s impact on life and the environment.
Canyon Coal was the first coal mining company in South Africa to participate in the Bettercoal Assessment Process, the aim of which is to positively impact on the livelihoods of communities, labour relations and the environment. Bettercoal promotes continuous improvement in ethical, social and environmental performance of coal global supply chains.