MTE will visit the Sibanye-Stillwater Gold Division in Gauteng and Lephalale in Limpopo on 19 and 26 October 2023, respectively.

MTE’s Sibanye-Stillwater Gold Division expo 2021. Image credit: ©MTE

MTE’s Sibanye-Stillwater Gold Division expo 2021. ©MTE

Sibanye-Stillwater’s Gold Division

Sibanye-Stillwater’s Gold Division lies deep in Johannesburg’s golden heart and is one of South Africa’s biggest gold-producers. The Kloof Rec Club will be the venue for MTE’s Sibanye-Stillwater Gold Division expo.

Sibanye-Stillwater Gold Division mines extract and process gold-bearing ore to produce beneficiated product ore, which is then refined further into gold bars with a purity of at least 99.9%. The refinery process takes place at Rand Refinery (in which Sibanye-Stillwater holds a 33% interest) and is one of the largest refineries in Africa and the world.

Among the operations owned by Sibanye-Stillwater is the Kloof ultra-deep level gold mine. As an established mine, infrastructure for Kloof is permanent with extensive underground infrastructure for the transportation of personnel, equipment and materials. The reef is accessed via vertical shafts at approximately 3 347m below surface. Beneficiation happens via two gold processing plants – the No. 1 carbon-in-pulp plant processes primarily surface rock dump material and the No. 2 carbon-in-pulp plant processes primarily underground ore at a rate of 347 tons a day. Other operations operated by Sibanye-Stillwater include underground operations at Driefontein and surface mining at Cooke.

Sibanye-Stillwater is very well-positioned to drive partnerships in the South African mining sector and the Sibanye-Stillwater Gold Division exhibition is the perfect place to exhibit products and services, receive expert advice on the latest technological innovations and get input from Sibanye-Stillwater Gold Division decision-makers.

MTE’s Sibanye-Stillwater Gold Division expo 2022. Image credit: ©MTE

MTE’s Sibanye-Stillwater Gold Division expo 2022. ©MTE


Lephalale, which means ‘to flow’ in Setswana, is a coal mining town in Limpopo located immediately east of the Waterberg Coalfield and west of the Mokolo river. The local economy is supported by mining, tourism, agriculture and electricity production.

Mining and Technical Exhibitions (MTE) will host its annual high-impact Lephalale Mining & Industrial Exhibition, incorporating Power Stations at the Mogol Club between 13:00–17:00 on 26 October 2023.

MTE returns to Lephalale each year as the area is rich in coal reserves and is often touted as the ‘the future of power generation in South Africa’. It is home to the Grootegeluk coal mine and the Matimba and Medupi power stations, making it an ideal location for an MTE expo showcasing the latest innovative solutions geared for the mining and power industries.

The Thabametsi mine is a greenfield mine located to the West of the current Grootegeluk mine and will exploit coal from the central part of the Waterberg Coalfield. On completion of the project, the Thabametsi mine will supply approximately 3.9 million tonnes per annum of run-of-mine coal, in order to service the 600MW Thabametsi IPP in the Waterberg.

Matimba is one of the power stations in the area and comprises a dry-cooled coal-fired plant. Power generation capacity equals a total of 3 990 MW. Thanks to the dry-cooling method used by the plant, water consumption is lower than that of wet-cooling systems. It is also the largest dry-cooled power station in the world. Coal is supplied directly to the station using an overland conveyor system.

The other major coal-fired power plant is Medupi, which means ‘gentle rain.’ The Lephalale area was chosen by Eskom as the location for the power station due to the abundant coal reserves and water supply as well as the competitive coal prices and low environmental impact on the site. Generation capacity consists of six units supplying a total of 4 800MW of power. Like Matimba, it is a dry-cooled plant, and when completed it will exceed Matimba in size and power supply.

This expo is particularly popular as it brings industry operators to the coalface of the latest innovation, while suppliers can experience ‘power-ful’ networking opportunities.

Mining & Industrial Exhibition, incorporating Power Stations 2022 in Lephalale. Image credit: ©MTE

Mining & Industrial Exhibition, incorporating Power Stations 2022 in Lephalale. ©MTE

For more information about upcoming shows and how to get registered, contact the MTE sales team:
Sheldon Greybe: +27 (0) 84 569 3516 |
Cathylene Labuschagne: +27 (0) 11 579 4940 |