Assmang Proprietary Limited
African Rainbow Minerals
Hotazel Manganese Mines (Pty) Ltd
Kudumane Manganese Resources
Kumba Iron Ore
Sedibeng Iron Ore
Tshipi E Ntle
Vedanta Resources Limited
Afrimat is a black empowered open pit mining company providing industrial minerals and construction materials. Afrimat is listed in the 'Construction & Building Materials' sector on the main board of the JSE. Afrimat’s aggregate operations are located in Friersburg and Kuruman in the Northern Cape Province. Website
Assmang is jointly controlled by African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) and Assore Limited, and mines manganese ore at the Black Rock Mining Complex and iron ore at Khumani and Beeshoek Mines in the Northern Cape Province. Assmang is an established miner and processor of metals for the world’s steel industry and produces manganese alloys at plants in Mpumalanga, KZN and in Malaysia. Assmang’s operating divisions are based on its three principal commodities: iron ore, manganese and chrome. Website
African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) is a leading South African diversified mining and minerals company with long-life, low unit cost operations. ARM mines and beneficiates iron ore, manganese ore, chrome ore, platinum group metals, copper, nickel and coal. ARM has an investment in gold through its shareholding in Harmony. Its manganese and chrome alloys business is held through a 50% holding in Assmang. Website
Assore is a mining holding company engaged principally in ventures involving iron ore, manganese and chrome ores, industrial minerals and production of manganese alloys. 26% of the company’s shares are controlled by two broad-based black economic empowerment community trusts. Assore holds a 50% interest in Assmang. The company was incorporated in 1950 and its shares are listed on the JSE. Website
Hotazel Manganese Mines (HMM) operates two manganese mines, Wessels and Mamatwan in the Northern Cape Province. HMM is a subidiary of South 32 and through Ncab Resources, which owns 7% of HMM, Matasis is actively involved in HMM. Matasis
Matasis is actively involved in HMM, with executive chairman Manne Dipico serving as a board member, and as a trustee on behalf of the community. Website
Kalagadi Manganese is held by ArcelorMittal (50%), Kalahari Resources (40%) and IDC (10%), and is involved in the exploration for manganese in the Kalahari Basin. The three farms on which the company holds new order mining rights are believed to overlie some 960Mt of manganese ore. A recent exploration programme has identified 102 million tons of resource. Website
Kudumane Manganese Resources (KMR) is owned 50% by Dirleton Minerals and Energy (Pty) Ltd and 50% by Northern Cape Manganese Company (Pty) Ltd. Kudumane Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd is the Technical/Financial and Marketing partner and holds 49% of the shares in both DME and NCMC. The remaining 51% of the shares are held by two BBBEE companies.
Kudumane Manganese Resources operates the Kudumane manganese mine, located in the John Taolo Gaetsewe district muicipality, near the town of Hotazel. Production of manganese ore is approximately 1Mtpa and will increase to 1.5Mtpa and ultimately 2 Mtpa. The main components of the project, which has been producing since 2013, comprise an open pit mine, a crushing and screening plant, mine residue disposal and storage facilities. Website
Anglo American’s Kumba Iron Ore (Kumba) is a leading supplier of high-quality iron ore to the global steel industry. The group generates value through its holdings in the Sishen Iron Ore Company which owns the company’s operating assets. Kumba’s BEE partners in Sishen Iron Ore are Exxaro, the SIOC Development Trust, and an employee share scheme. Kumba’s mining operations are in the Northern Cape and Limpopo Provinces.
The Sishen mine near Kathu is one of the largest open pits in the world and has reserves for a 19-year life. The mined ore is crushed, screened and beneficiated through DMS and jig technology. Sishen produces iron ore products.
The newer Kolomela mine near Postmasburg was completed in 2011 and has a life of 25 years. Kolomela produces high quality lump iron ore. Website
Mvelo Minerals provides contract mining services to a number of clients in the Northern Cape . Website
Petra is leading independent diamond mining group. Petra consistently supplies gem quality rough diamonds to the international market. In the Northern Cape, Petra operates the Finsch mine, the second largest diamond operation in South Africa. It also operates the Cullinan and Koffiefontein mines in South Africa, and Williamson in Tanzania.
Finsch’s mining infrastructure is state of the art, and includes a fully upgraded modern processing plant. Finsch has produced large, special diamonds in its history and produces a number of +50 carat stones annually. In addition, the mine is known for highly commercial goods of +5 carats and is rich in gem quality smaller diamonds. Website
Sedibeng iron ore mine dates back to the 1960s. Mining operations are situated about 20kms from Postmasburg. After being idle for a while, production resumed at Sedibeng in 2011. Sedibeng is a junior miner, operated by a joint venture comprising Indian steel giant Tata, members of the community, and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). Sedibeng plans to produce 2Mtpa of iron ore for the domestic market. Website
South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company producing bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at its operations in Australia, South America and in the Northern Cape, South Africa. South Africa Manganese, near Hotazel, contributes towards South 32’s leading position in the world as a manganese producer.. Website
Black empowered manganese ore producer Tshipi é Ntle Manganese is independently operated and managed. It owns the largest single manganese mine and exporter, and is one of the five largest manganese ore exporters globally.
The company’s Tshipi Borwa mine is based in the the Kalahari Manganese Field. It is an opencast operation on a large orebody with a confirmed life of mine of approximately 30 years. Website
Vedanta is a globally diversified natural resources company with interests in zinc-lead-silver, iron ore, steel, copper, aluminium, power, oil and gas.
In South Africa, Vedanta owns and operates the Black Mountain zinc mine in the Northern Cape Province, and is developing the world’s largest remaining zinc deposit at the neighbouring Gamsberg zinc project.
Vedanta plans to turn the Southern African region into one of the most important suppliers of zinc in the world and to bring far-reaching socio-economic and environmental benefits to the region. Website