Formerly known as the Zondagsfontein project, Zibulo will supply both domestic and export quality coal.

Construction of the mine began in 2008, and when fully commissioned, Zibulo will deliver 8 million tons per annum (Mtpa) over a life of 20 years, with 7 Mtpa from its underground mine and the remaining 1 Mtpa from its opencast pit.

Saleable production will be about 6 Mtpa, constituting both thermal export product and domestic product of 3 Mtpa each.

The Anglo American Inyosi Coal is owned by a consortium comprising of 86% disadvantaged South Africans and more than 50% women participants.

Zibulo is also part of a 16 Mtpa run of mine joint venture washing plant, known as the Phola Coal Processing Plant, a 50:50 joint venture between Anglo American Inyosi Coal and BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa.