SUNConferences, 27th Annual Conference of the SA Institute for Industrial Engineering

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Opening a new colliery: project management and operations management interfaces
Gerrit Kotze

Date: 2016-10-28 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Last modified: 2016-10-08


Sasol Mining, as the sole supplier of coal for beneficiation to petroleum and chemicals to Sasol Synfules, supply a stable volume of coal yearly to the factory. Because coal is a limited resource from a coal reserve, mines need to be replaced to a new reserve to sustain the supply of coal to the factory.

This presentation will focus on one such replacement mine, providing background to the Sasol Mining business, project management approach and the learnings I picked up as the mine manager responsible for opening up the mine – focusing specifically on the operations and project management interfaces.


Project management; operations management