Morupule Coal Mine
Morupule Coal Mine (MCM) is located on the outskirts of Palapye, Botswana, along the Serowe-Palapye road. MCM started production in 1973 as an Anglo American Corporation subsidiary with the main objective of supplying coal to the then Bamangwato Concessions Limited mine (later renamed BCL) and BPC power plant situated in Selebi Phikwe.
The history of coal discovery in Botswana dates back to the early 1930’s when a major coal seam was discovered through sinking of boreholes. In the course of digging boreholes, coal seams were found in the common coal bearing rocks in Africa through the Ecca series of the Karoo system. The Morupule area is underlain by Karoo sedimentary rocks which form the Eastern margin of the major Karoo basin developed to the West of Morupule. These sedimentary rocks consist of shales, coals, and sandstones of the middle and lower Ecca .
Morupule coalfields of which Morupule Coal Mine is sitting on, contains good quality low Sulphur bituminous coal which produce in either washed or thermal coal. Among other uses of our coal, is by the thermal power stations to generate electricity and in Ferro-alloy industries as a reducing agent as well as in any applications requiring heat boilers such as steam.
Our major customers are the adjacent Morupule Power Station, Botswana Ash, Kgalagadi Breweries Limited, Makoro Bricks and Tiles, Botswana Meat Commission and hospitals. We also export our coal within Southern Africa, to PPC slurry cement plant, the poultry, brick manufacturing and tobacco sectors.
Morupule Coal Mine presents its donation to COVID-19 relief fund
28 May, 2020
Morupule Coal Mine has spent a total of P1, 524 000 on the fight against Covid-19 pandemic. On 28 May 2020, the General Manager of Morupule Coal Mine Mr David Kgoboko presented a cheque to the Vice President of the Republic of Botswana His Honour Slumber Tsogwane during a handover event held at the Office of the President. The donation include a cash payment of P773 000 deposited into the Covid-19 relief fund, Goods in kind totaling P227 000 which include food hampers and sanitizers that were handed to the Palapye and Serowe Administrative Authorities. The mine has also spent P524 000 on hygiene products including masks for all employees and their families as well as contractors working at the Mine. This spend also encompassed personal protective clothing for frontline employees and thermometers for screening visitors, customers and employees at the Mine. MCM will continue to assist in the fight against this pandemic and we encourage all Batswana to practice good hygiene as advised by the health experts. Remember to maintain social distancing and always wear masks. Enable GingerCannot connect to Ginger Check your internet connection or reload the browserDisable in this text fieldEditEdit in GingerEdit in Ginger× Enable GingerCannot connect to Ginger Check your internet connection or reload the browserDisable in this text fieldEditEdit in GingerEdit in Ginger×
The General Manager's Message- COVID-19 Pandemic
19 March, 2020
General Manager's Annual Charity Cycle Challenge
27 August, 2019
Morupule Coal Mine’s cycling club, Morupule Cycling Club, will be staging the 2019 General Manager’s Annual Charity Cycle Challenge on the 01st September 2019 in Palapye. The Cycle Challenge include short (30km) fun ride, middle (60km) and long (110km) distances starting at Lotsane Junction Mall at 07:00hrs. The cyclists will head northwards on the A1 road through Palapye village up to Palapye Old Mall and curve back to A1 down the Martins Drift road past Lencheng to Malaka village before turning back to the starting. The Club was formed in 2009 with a view to improving the level of fitness and wellbeing of employees of the Mine and surrounding communities as well as to raise funds to assist less fortunate members of the community through various charitable initiatives. Funds raised during the past races were mainly applied towards different projects including construction of houses for indigent families in and around Palapye, construction of classrooms for disabled pupils at Ratsie Setlhako Primary School, purchase of pupils Jungle Nastix and play equipment at Sehunou Primary School among others. The Club recently donated a 2 and half house to a person living with disability in Tamasane village.