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Rail expansion could benefit SA’s manganese output

By: Zandile Mavuso South Africa hosts 80% of the world’s identified manganese reserves, which are in Hotazel, in the Northern Cape. Global advisory firm KPMG believes that if State-owned rail logistics group Transnet increases its rail capacity from Hotazel, South Africa will increase its manganese production. 

TFR to increase Hotazel–Port Elizabeth manganese throughput to 16Mt/y

By: Nomvelo Buthelezi Transnet Freight Rail (TFR), in conjunction with various stakeholders, intends to increase the throughput of manganese export to 16 million tons a year on the Hotazel–Port Elizabeth railway line.This expansion coincides with the development of a new manganese terminal at the Port of Ngqura. The... 

Kalagadi Manganese secures R7bn debt as final shaft blast goes off at Northern Cape project

By: Natalie Greve Junior miner Kalagadi Manganese has raised a debt package to fund ongoing mine development activities. 

Gloria mine, South Africa

By: Lisete Bigala A manganese mine situated in the Northern Cape. 

Eagle Downs set for 2015 production as Aquila, Vale agree on plan

By: Esmarie Swanepoel Diversified junior Aquila Resources on Wednesday reported that its Eagle Downs hard coking coal joint venture (JV) with Brazilian major Vale could be in production as early as 2015, after the mine development was approved in late December. The A$1.3-billion Eagle Downs mine has been a bone of... 

New Northern Cape manganese mine to create 500 jobs

By: Megan Wait Northern Cape-based mining company Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining reports the company will create some 500 new jobs at its new Tshipi Borwa mine. About 100 additional jobs will be created during the mine’s construction phase.  

Tshipi Borwa manganese project in Northern Cape

Name and Location Tshipi Borwa manganese project, Northern Cape, South Africa.  

Samda chairperson steps down to build mining junior

By: Megan Wait The South African Mining Development Association’s (Samda) chairperson has stepped down to concentrate on the transformation of junior exploration and mining development company Motjoli Resources to one of the country’s largest mining companies. 

Company Announcement: Next Phase Of Kalagadi Manganese Project

Attached please find a press release on: MDM Engineering Group Limited (AIM:MDM) is pleased to announce that it has commenced work on the Front-End Engineering and Design (“FEED”) phase of the Kalagadi Manganese (Proprietary) Limited’s (“Kalagadi Manganese”) Umtu Sinter Plant project at Hotazel,... 

Samancor strike continues, union rejects new transport arrangement

By: Mariaan Webb The strike over transport arrangements at Samancor Manganese's mines, in the Northern Cape, continued on Thursday after the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) rejected an alternative transport proposal. 

Strike continues, affects production at Samancor Manganese

By: Mariaan Webb A strike over transport arrangements at Samancor Manganese's mines in the Northern Cape continued on Wednesday, with production still being disrupted, the mining company said. 

BHP denies claims of racial discrimination at manganese mine

By: Mariaan Webb Diversified miner BHP Billiton has denied allegations of discrimination made by striking miners at its Samancor Manganese operations, in the Northern Cape, saying the claims were "completely untrue and irresponsible". 

Manganese demand to reach record levels

By: Helene Le Roux Demand for manganese, the silver-grey metal that is a key strengthening ingredient in steel, is expected to reach new heights this year. 

Manganese demand expected to reach record levels in 2005

By: Helene Le Roux Demand for manganese, the silver-grey metal that is a key strengthening ingredient in steel, is expected to reach new heights this year. 

Nchwaning – ready for the upturn

By: andrew lanham Manganese is number 25 in the periodic table; however, more importantly, it is an essential in making steel. 


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