East Manganese mine project, South Africa

25th September 2020 By: Sheila Barradas - Creamer Media Research Coordinator & Senior Deputy Editor

East Manganese mine project, South Africa

Name of the Project
East Manganese Mine.

The project is located in the manganese-rich Hotazel, in the Northern Cape, South Africa.

Project Owner/s
Menar Capital.

Project Description
East Manganese will be an opencast mine, comprising a total reserve of 870 000 t of run-of-mine (RoM) and will produce and process 30 000 t a month of RoM. 

Products will include lumpy (85%) and fine material (15%) manganese.

A dry crushing and screening plant will be operated on site, which will reduce water requirements and limit pressure on local water sources.

The life-of-mine is estimated at three years.
Potential Job Creation
Between 70  and 80 direct new jobs are expected to be created at the mining complex once peak production has been reached.

Net Present Value/Internal Rate of Return
Not stated.

Capital Expenditure
The project capital is estimated at R250-million.

Planned Start/End Date
Construction of the boxcut started  in early September 2020, with the full mining fleet due for delivery by end September. 

Owing to the conical shape of the proposed pit, it will take about eight to nine months to reach first ore, after which steady-state production will be achieved quickly.  

Latest Developments
The construction of civil infrastructure and physical mining activities, as well as recruitment have started.

Key Contracts, Suppliers and Consultants
Menar Mining Services (mining contractor) and GFK & WRW (consulting engineers).

Contact Details for Project Information
Menar, tel +27 11 783 7996 or email info@menar.com.