Environmental Compliance

In building this purpose, we express our unwavering commitment to achieving excellence in safety, health and Environmental (SHE) management.

Environmental Compliance

In building this purpose, we express our unwavering commitment to achieving excellence in safety, health and Environmental (SHE) management. We ensure alignment and comply with the relevant South African laws and regulations. In line with Thungela’s Environmental, Social and Governance Framework priorities, we conduct our business ethically and we are committed to strong governance and transparent and consistent reporting. To this end we acknowledge our auditing obligations under regulation 34 of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations 2014, requiring us to make its environmental authorisation and environmental management programme report audits available on our website. Compliance with these regulations requires environmental authorisation (“EA”) holders to:

  • Conduct EA and related environmental management programme / environmental management plan compliance audits in accordance with regulation 34 of the EIA regulations,
  • Notify interested and affected parties (“I&APs”) of the submission of all Regulation 34 Audit reports to competent authorities
  • Make the Regulation 34 Audit reports available to anyone on request: and
  • Place the Regulation 34 Audit reports on a publicly accessible website.

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Date of auditMay-21
Name of reportGreenside Colliery: Environmental Audit Report contemplated in regulation 34 of the EIA Regulations, 2014 published in terms of the NEMA and as contemplated in regulation 55 of the MPRDR, 2004 published in terms of the MPRDA (Act 28 of 2002)
External AuditorTechnical: Geovicon Environmental (Pty) Limited Legal: Bowman Gilfillan Inc.

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Date of auditMay-21
Name of reportIsibonelo Colliery: Environmental Audit Report contemplated in regulation 34 of the EIA Regulations, 2014 published in terms of the NEMA and as contemplated in regulation 55 of the MPRDR, 2004 published in terms of the MPRDA (Act 28 of 2002)
External AuditorTechnical: Geovicon Environmental (Pty) Limited Legal: Bowman Gilfillan Inc.

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Date of auditOct-21
Name of reportZibulo Colliery Opencast: Environmental Audit Report contemplated in regulation 34 of the EIA Regulations, 2014 published in terms of the NEMA and as contemplated in regulation 55 of the MPRDR, 2004 published in terms of the MPRDA (Act 28 of 2002)
External AuditorTechnical: Geovicon Environmental (Pty) Limited Legal: Bowman Gilfillan Inc.
Date of auditOct-21
Name of reportZibulo Colliery Underground: Environmental Audit Report contemplated in regulation 34 of the EIA Regulations, 2014 published in terms of the NEMA and as contemplated in regulation 55 of the MPRDR, 2004 published in terms of the MPRDA (Act 28 of 2002)
External AuditorTechnical: Geovicon Environmental (Pty) Limited Legal: Bowman Gilfillan Inc.

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Date of auditFeb-21
Name of reportLephalale CBM Gas Project: Environmental Audit Report contemplated in regulation 34 of the EIA Regulations, 2014 published in terms of the NEMA and as contemplated in regulation 55 of the MPRDR, 2004 published in terms of the MPRDA (Act 28 of 2002)
External AuditorTechnical: Geovicon Environmental (Pty) Limited Legal: Bowman Gilfillan Inc.

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Date of auditAug-21
Name of reportGoedehoop Colliery: Environmental Audit Report contemplated in regulation 34 of the EIA Regulations, 2014 published in terms of the NEMA and as contemplated in regulation 55 of the MPRDR, 2004 published in terms of the MPRDA (Act 28 of 2002)
External AuditorTechnical: Geovicon Environmental (Pty) Limited Legal: Bowman Gilfillan Inc.
Date of auditAug-21
Name of reportGoedehoop Bank Colliery: Environmental Audit Report contemplated in regulation 34 of the EIA Regulations, 2014 published in terms of the NEMA and as contemplated in regulation 55 of the MPRDR, 2004 published in terms of the MPRDA (Act 28 of 2002)
External AuditorTechnical: Geovicon Environmental (Pty) Limited Legal: Bowman Gilfillan Inc.
Date of auditAug-21
Name of reportGoedehoop Colliery Kleinfontein Extension: Environmental Audit Report contemplated in regulation 34 of the EIA Regulations, 2014 published in terms of the NEMA and as contemplated in regulation 55 of the MPRDR, 2004 published in terms of the MPRDA (Act 28 of 2002)
External AuditorTechnical: Geovicon Environmental (Pty) Limited Legal: Bowman Gilfillan Inc.
Date of auditAug-21
Name of reportGoedehoop Colliery Roodepoort-Welverdiend: Environmental Audit Report contemplated in regulation 34 of the EIA Regulations, 2014 published in terms of the NEMA and as contemplated in regulation 55 of the MPRDR, 2004 published in terms of the MPRDA (Act 28 of 2002)
External AuditorTechnical: Geovicon Environmental (Pty) Limited Legal: Bowman Gilfillan Inc.
Date of auditAug-21
Name of reportGoedehoop Colliery Van Dryksdrift Extension: Environmental Audit Report contemplated in regulation 34 of the EIA Regulations, 2014 published in terms of the NEMA and as contemplated in regulation 55 of the MPRDR, 2004 published in terms of the MPRDA (Act 28 of 2002)
External AuditorTechnical: Geovicon Environmental (Pty) Limited Legal: Bowman Gilfillan Inc.
Date of auditAug-21
Name of reportGoedehoop Colliery Bultfontein Extension: Environmental Audit Report contemplated in regulation 34 of the EIA Regulations, 2014 published in terms of the NEMA and as contemplated in regulation 55 of the MPRDR, 2004 published in terms of the MPRDA (Act 28 of 2002)
External AuditorTechnical: Geovicon Environmental (Pty) Limited Legal: Bowman Gilfillan Inc.

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Date of auditApr-21
Name of reportKhwezela Colliery North Section: Environmental Audit Report contemplated in regulation 34 of the EIA Regulations, 2014 published in terms of the NEMA and as contemplated in regulation 55 of the MPRDR, 2004 published in terms of the MPRDA (Act 28 of 2002)
External AuditorTechnical: Geovicon Environmental (Pty) Limited Legal: Bowman Gilfillan Inc.
Date of auditApr-21
Name of reportKhwezela Bokgoni Colliery: Environmental Audit Report contemplated in regulation 34 of the EIA Regulations, 2014 published in terms of the NEMA and as contemplated in regulation 55 of the MPRDR, 2004 published in terms of the MPRDA (Act 28 of 2002)
External AuditorTechnical: Geovicon Environmental (Pty) Limited Legal: Bowman Gilfillan Inc.

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Date of auditJun-21
Name of reportMafube Colliery Springboklaagte: Environmental Audit Report contemplated in regulation 34 of the EIA Regulations, 2014 published in terms of the NEMA and as contemplated in regulation 55 of the MPRDR, 2004 published in terms of the MPRDA (Act 28 of 2002)
External AuditorTechnical: Geovicon Environmental (Pty) Limited Legal: Bowman Gilfillan Inc.
Date of auditJun-21
Name of reportMafube Colliery Nooitgedacht and Wildfontein Section: Environmental Audit Report contemplated in regulation 34 of the EIA Regulations, 2014 published in terms of the NEMA and as contemplated in regulation 55 of the MPRDR, 2004 published in terms of the MPRDA (Act 28 of 2002)
External AuditorTechnical: Geovicon Environmental (Pty) Limited Legal: Bowman Gilfillan Inc.

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Date of auditMar-21
Name of reportElders Colliery: Environmental Audit Report contemplated in regulation 34 of the EIA Regulations, 2014 published in terms of the NEMA and as contemplated in regulation 55 of the MPRDR, 2004 published in terms of the MPRDA (Act 28 of 2002)
External AuditorTechnical: Geovicon Environmental (Pty) Limited Legal: Bowman Gilfillan Inc.

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Date of auditFeb-21
Name of reportEWRP: Environmental Audit Report contemplated in regulation 34 of the EIA Regulations, 2014 published in terms of the NEMA and as contemplated in regulation 55 of the MPRDR, 2004 published in terms of the MPRDA (Act 28 of 2002)
External AuditorTechnical: Geovicon Environmental (Pty) Limited Legal: Bowman Gilfillan Inc.

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Date of auditMay-21
Name of reportVCC Treatment Plant: Environmental Audit Report contemplated in regulation 34 of the EIA Regulations, 2014 published in terms of the NEMA and as contemplated in regulation 55 of the MPRDR, 2004 published in terms of the MPRDA (Act 28 of 2002)
External AuditorTechnical: Geovicon Environmental (Pty) Limited Legal: Bowman Gilfillan Inc.

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Date of auditMay-21
Name of reportWaterberg prospecting areas: Environmental Audit Report contemplated in regulation 34 of the EIA Regulations, 2014 published in terms of the NEMA and as contemplated in regulation 55 of the MPRDR, 2004 published in terms of the MPRDA (Act 28 of 2002)
External AuditorTechnical: Geovicon Environmental (Pty) Limited Legal: Bowman Gilfillan Inc.

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Date of auditSep-21
Name of reportGrootvlei 1 prospecting EMP: Environmental Audit Report contemplated in regulation 34 of the EIA Regulations, 2014 published in terms of the NEMA and as contemplated in regulation 55 of the MPRDR, 2004 published in terms of the MPRDA (Act 28 of 2002)
External AuditorTechnical: Geovicon Environmental (Pty) Limited Legal: Bowman Gilfillan Inc.

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July Ndlovu

Statement from July Ndlovu,
Thungela Chief Executive Officer:

“Thungela is one of the largest pure-play producers and exporters of thermal coal in South Africa and we are committed to mine coal in the most environmentally responsible manner. Our business is underpinned by a robust environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) framework ensuring that our environmental management strategy is implemented transparently, and we are accountable to our stakeholders. We remain committed to delivering beyond compliance.”

July Ndlovu
Chief Executive Officer

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