South African Coal Conference 2019

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Cape Town, South Africa | Westin Cape Town


René Zarske
South Africa Tel: +27 (0)11 486 2775
Email: rzarske(at)

14th Annual Southern African Coal Conference

Join Us for One of the Most Informative Coal Conferences on the Pivotal Southern African Region

South Africa is proving to be an interesting and diverse market for coal. Currently the industry is facing a future of continued high coal prices and limited high-quality coal, opening up unprecedented opportunities for major producers and junior miners to expand, develop, and profit.

To get there, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration has promised an improved playing field for the industry with a new mining charter and natural resources law. But how will it play out in this critical election year? What are the opportunities that lie ahead for the industry, and what are the main obstacles in the way?

On the flip side, South African coal markets are facing a more generalised quality issue with mines producing less high-grade material suitable for export, and there are few new mines in the pipeline to replace them. The lack of benchmark quality coal have pushed Richards Bay prices to 6-1/2 year highs, forcing South Africa’s top buyers India and Pakistan, among others, to look for cheaper alternatives.

At the same time, Eskom’s financial difficulties are rocking South Africa’s domestic coal market, forcing producers to diversify away from the big power utility to survive.

How will this all play out in one of the most varied and feature rich market situations in South Africa for a number of years? Join us in Cape Town for the Southern African Coal Conference. Debate, learn and network.