Anglo American is one of the world’s largest mining companies, is headquartered in the UK and listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges. Our portfolio of mining businesses meets our customers’ changing needs and spans bulk commodities – iron ore and manganese, metallurgical coal and thermal coal; base metals and minerals – copper, nickel, niobium and phosphates; and precious metals and minerals – in which we are a global leader in both platinum and diamonds. At Anglo American, we are committed to working together with our stakeholders – our investors, our partners and our employees – to create sustainable value that makes a real difference, while upholding the highest standards of safety and responsibility across all our businesses and geographies. The company’s mining operations, pipeline of growth projects and exploration activities span southern Africa, South America, Australia, North America, Asia and Europe
AngloGold Ashanti Profile
AngloGold Ashanti is a global gold mining and exploration company with a diverse portfolio of mining operations and projects on four continents, with more than 96% of the company’s revenue derived from the sale of gold produced at its operations located around the world. Working across the full spectrum of the mining value chain, safety and the sustainability of the company’s operating activities remain a core focus for management. Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, AngloGold Ashanti has 21 operations in 11 countries. Two new mines, Tropicana in Australia and Kibali in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), began production in late 2013.
Following a strategic review of AngloGold Ashanti’s asset portfolio at the start of 2013, particularly as it pertains to development and exploration projects, the company embarked on significant restructuring in response to current challenges in the gold sector, including increasing costs of production and sustained lower gold prices. Management of AngloGold Ashanti is organised into four business segment under two chief operating officers – South Africa and International – as follow:
South Africa comprises the operations and assets in the following areas in South Africa:
- West Wits;
- Vaal River; and
- Surface Operations, which includes First Uranium SA which owns Mine Waste Solutions (MWS).
International comprises the company’s operating assets outside of South Africa as follows:
- Continental Africa with operations in the DRC (1), Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Namibia (2) and Tanzania;
- Australasia which comprises two operations in Australia (3); and
- Americas with operations in Argentina, Brazil and the United States.
- Kibali began production in September 2013.
- Post year-end, a binding agreement was reached regarding the sale of the Navachab mine in Namibia, subject to certain conditions.
- Tropicana began production in September 2013.
Exxaro Resources Limited is one of the largest South Africa-based diversified resources groups, with interests in the coal, titanium dioxide, ferrous and energy markets and current business interests in South Africa, Botswana, Republic of the Congo, China and Australia. The company is the second-largest coal producer in South Africa with current production of almost 40 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa). It is listed on the JSE Limited, where it is a constituent of both the Top 40 and Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) indices. www.exxaro.com
They call it Africa. We call it home.
Rooted in Africa with strategic representation in key sub-Saharan and other emerging markets, Standard Bank is a bank with a global reach. The holding company is based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and listed on the securities exchange operated by the JSE Limited as Standard Bank Group Limited. It has been a mainstay of South Africa’s financial system for 150 years. Standard Bank is a leading African banking group focused on building first-class on-the-ground banks in chosen countries in Africa and connecting other selected emerging markets to Africa and to each other. It has a footprint which now spans 18 countries across the African continent, including South Africa, and 13 countries outside Africa, including China and Brazil, which are key to our cross border strategy and success.<
Standard Bank’s Corporate & Investment Banking division offers its clients banking, trading, capital markets, debt products, risk management, and advisory services. It has specific global sectoral expertise, particularly in natural resources, with value propositions in: mining and metals; oil and gas; power and infrastructure; and telecoms and media.
The Mining & Metals investment banking team provides financing, advisory, physical, trading and hedging services exclusively to the mining, metals and minerals industries. The teams are based in London, Johannesburg, New York, Beijing and Singapore, working with colleagues in other key locations. The Global Commodity Sales and Trading team comprises approx 110 professionals based across the world.
With mining engineers and geologists across the globe, Standard Bank has exceptional technical capability and assumes the Technical Agent role in the majority of mining & metals transactions we arrange. Standard Bank’s team of experts have a solid track record of advising and arranging funding solutions for major mining and metals project financings.
Sasol is an international integrated energy and chemical company that leverages the talent and expertise of our more than 34 000 people working in 37 countries. We develop and commercialise technologies, and build and operate world-scale facilities to produce a range of product streams, including liquid fuels, high-value chemicals and low-carbon electricity.
While remaining committed to our home-base of South Africa, Sasol is expanding internationally based on a unique value proposition.
Sasol Mining produces about 40 million tons (Mt) of saleable coal a year, mostly gasification feedstock for Sasol’s Secunda complex in South Africa, where our coal is beneficiated to produce liquid and chemicals. Our coal is used for utilities at our facilities in Sasolburg. Sasol Mining also exports some 3 Mt of coal a year to customers in Europe and Asia.
Today we operate six coal mines, namely, Brandspruit, Middelbult, Twistdraai, Bosjesspruit and Syferfontein in Mpumalanga near Secunda, and Sigma : Mooikraal in Sasolburg. Furthermore, we operate our export beneficiation plant in Mpumalanga. We maintain offices in Secunda, Sasolburg and Johannesburg.
We employ more than 7 000 people and produce about 20% of South Africa’s coal. We are currently underway with a R14 billion mine replacement programme that will extend the lifetime of our mines through three new mines, while retaining jobs.
Sustainable development is the cornerstone of Sasol’s business. It is critical that we enable the sustainable development of our communities to ensure that we achieve our strategic objectives and ensure our communities continue to benefit.
At Sasol Mining, we aren’t just mining coal, we are unearthing opportunities.