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May 22nd, 2024 13:00 -17:00

Hoërskool Patriot, Birkholtz Avenue, Emalahleni, Mpumalanga 1044 South Africa

Our team is excited to be participating in the MTE Emalahleni event on May 22nd!  We’ll be showcasing the latest advancements in technology integration for the mining industry, including some ruggedized technologies that are proving to be game changers in operational excellence. Come see some of our South Africa team, Hugh, Katya, Mike and Barend!

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About MTE

Mining and Technical Exhibitions (MTE), a division of IMD Conferences Exhibitions and Workshops, celebrates its 30th birthday in 2023 and has made a name for itself since 1993 through many exhibitions at mines and industrial operations across Southern Africa. Since the dawn of the new South Africa, the mining industry has undergone massive transformation. MTE’s 30 years in operation is proof of its successful adaptation with the industries. Our 30 years is testament to our pride and passion for innovation and demonstrations, along with our investment in shell schemes, tents and transport as well as operational skills.

Through the years MTE has exposed different countries to the benefits of network at our exhibitions. Countries over and above South Africa where we host our unique exhibitions are Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia. With this growth into other countries we have had to diversify into other industries such as the industrial, paper & pulp, sugar, infrastructure and cement industries – making MTE a perfect platform to get your organisation to the right people in the right areas.


About Emalahleni

Emalahleni, previously known as Witbank, falls under the Emalahleni Local Municipality in Mpumalanga. The name Emalahleni translates to ‘place of coal’, a commodity that has become synonymous with the town. Due to the large concentration of high-quality coal in the area, there are more than 22 collieries present, owned and operated by a variety of companies. Additionally, there are a number of Eskom power stations in the area which rely on a steady supply of coal from the mines – which in turn generates good business for the local residents. Seven of the local collieries are owned by Thungela Resources, ranging from opencast operations at Khwezela and Mafube, to underground mining at Greenside and Goedehoop. Zibulo Colliery uses both opencast and underground operations, with mechanised bord and pillar methods for underground mining and truck and shovel methods for the open pits. Other operations include Isibonelo and the Rietvlei.  Another major company in the area is Glencore, with three opencast operations at Impunzi, Tweefontein and Goedgevonden. These complexes produce thermal coal for both export and domestic power generation. Seriti Resources operates three large scale opencast and underground mines in the area, namely Khutala, Klipspruit and MMS. The company is 91% black owned and supports environmental and community development in the region. The company is also Eskom’s largest coal provider – roughly 32% annually.