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Tshipi é Ntle ‘confident of securing rail capacity’ – Business Day

THE directors of Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining, a new mine that is under development near Hotazel in the Northern Cape, are confident the project will secure scarce railway capacity for production that will start in the first half of next year. Read more

South Africa’s manganese geology superb – Mining Weekly

KATHU, Northern Cape ( – Technically and geologically, South Africa has superb manganese that others can only dream about, says Singapore-based and ASX-listed OM Holdings CEO Peter Toth . Read more

Macozoma, Gilbertson signalling new era of manganese growth – Mining Weekly

Kathu, Northern Cape – One- time Robben Island prisoner Saki Macozoma is at the forefront of South Africa’s newest mine in an impoverished part of the Northern Cape province and Mining Weeky was in the sands of the Kalahari with him, as was mining luminary Brian Gilbertson , who has joined him in the manganese venture. Read more

End of the beginning

Empowerment group Safika Holdings feared for a while in 2001 it had missed out on the mining boom. Read more

Sod turning ceremony marks new era in manganese mining

South African manganese mining entered a new era today with the ceremonial sod turning of a majority black-owned managnese mine. The Tshipi Borwa mine near Mamatwan in the Northern Cape is one of the first mines to bring to fruition the government’s policy of distributing mining rights to a broader ownership for the benefit all South Africans. Read more