Who We Are
Thungela means to “ignite” in isiZulu. We might be a new company, but our roots are deep. Our legacy and foundation in coal mining stretch back to 1945. We are building a future-oriented leading thermal coal business with an “owner” mindset focused on value creation for all stakeholders.
Experienced and diverse board comprised of prominent professionals distinguished in both South Africa and international context. Our deep roots and a rich South African heritage are the backdrops at the start of our new journey. We will hold on to everything that has made us great and go forward together and build thriving communities.
There is strength in unity and our Thungela icon lives within the company name. The graphic lines that intersect, symbolise the connection between the resources below ground, and how people above ground use them to improve and uplift their lives.
Our Board Members
Executive Management Committee
Our values and their associated behaviours guide us on our journey
We are unconditional about protecting the lives of all the people; at work and at home, in health and well-being.
We take responsibility for our decisions, actions and performance; to grow in success and learn in failure.
We are passionate about being the best at what we do; and always seek to raise the bar.
Care & Respect
We show humanity to all; through our commitment to make a positive impact where we can.
We ensure we are well-informed to be responsive; in order to keep things simple and make quick decisions.
We have an owners mindset in everything we do; because we know that every small change adds to greater impact.
Inclusion and Diversity
True diversity is about bringing out the best in our people for the good of our organisation, our partners, and our host communities. Click here to view our inclusion and diversity policy summary.
Black Economic Empowerment
At Thungela we strive to ensure inclusive and meaningful participation by people representing the demographics of the country. For us, building an equitable society is not just a business imperative, it is an ethical responsibility and one that we take seriously. Our approach to broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) is one of the priorities we have set to create value. Click here for our B-BBEE certificate.