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Release Date: 16/07/2012 10:23:00      Code(s): WSL

(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)

(Registration number 2005/006913/06)

JSE Share code: WSL   ISIN: ZAE000069639

("Wescoal" or "the Company")

Mining Right granted over Intibane Colliery

Shareholders are advised that Wescoal has been awarded a Mining Right by the 

Department of Mineral Resources, number MP 30/5/1/2/2/483 MR over portions 12 

and 16 of the farm Vlakvarkfontein 213 IR, situated in the Witbank district. 

(Intibane Colliery) 

The Intibane Colliery is a coal project situated in the Witbank Coalfield, 

with 4 Seam and 2 Seam present. Mining in adjoining areas has taken place over 

a number of years, with collieries supplying bituminous coal to Eskom, the 

inland market and export steam coal. Portion 16 has an indicated resource of 

1, 84 million tons and an inferred resource of 240,000 tons with a combined 

strip ratio of 1, 5 to 1. Portion 12 has an inferred resource of 1, 9 million 


Wescoal is at an advanced stage of mine planning for Intibane Colliery, with 

mining expected to commence in the latter half of 2012, with the first coal 

expected to be available in early 2013. 

The coal resources at Intibane Colliery is a further step towards Wescoals 

stated production goal of 4 million tons of coal produced per annum by 2016.

16 July 2012



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