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The Mining of Manganese in South Africa 2023

Alex Conradie | South Africa | 19 January 2023

The Mining of Manganese in South Africa 2020

Alex Conradie | South Africa | 30 June 2020

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This report on the mining of manganese in South Africa includes information on the size and state of the industry, notable players, volumes produced and exported, employment, technology and environmental and other influencing factors. There are profiles of 12 companies including Assmang, Afrimat, Hotazel, Tshipi e Ntle, Kalagadi and Mokala.

Introduction

• The South African manganese mining industry’s output, exports and employment have grown in recent years.
• The country was the world’s largest manganese ore producer and it had the largest reserves in 2021.
• It is the largest exporter of manganese ore, accounting for more than 50% of global exports in US dollar terms.
• The consumption of manganese in the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries for battery electric vehicles is increasing.
• The industry faces challenges such as poor economic growth, high input costs and inadequate rail and port capacity for exports.

Strengths

• Some of the largest mining companies in the country are active in the industry.
• South Africa has the world’s largest manganese reserves, at 42.9% of the total in 2021.
• South Africa is the world’s largest producer and exporter of manganese ore.
• South Africa’s largest manganese mines have long lives.

Weaknesses

• Demand for manganese ore is heavily reliant on demand for crude steel, which is largely determined by economic conditions.
• Shortage of skills in certain disciplines.

Opportunities

• The consumption of manganese in the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries for battery electric vehicles is increasing.
• Transnet is increasing port and rail capacity for the export of manganese ore.

Threats

• Inadequate rail and port capacity for manganese ore exports.
• Increasing input costs, in particular electricity, water, diesel, logistics and labour costs.

Outlook

• Global crude steel output is forecast to rise in 2023 and 2024 after dropping in 2022.
• Demand for manganese ore is expected to increase in line with rising steel output, at least over the next two years.
• The use of manganese in batteries is expected to surge in the long term due to rising electric vehicle production and higher amounts of manganese used per battery.
• South African production is expected to grow strongly, as it will account for about 50% of the world’s additional manganese ore output over the next decade.
• There are opportunities for acquisitions and joint ventures among local producers as some shallow reserves get depleted and some producers may not be able to finance underground mines.

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1. INTRODUCTION 5
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 5
2.1. Industry Value Chain 5
2.2. Geographic Position 6
2.3. Size of the Industry 8
3. LOCAL 9
3.1. State of the Industry 9
3.2. Key Trends 10
3.3. Key Issues 11
3.4. Notable Players 11
3.5. Trade 13
3.6. Corporate Actions 14
3.7. Regulations 15
3.8. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 15
4. AFRICA 16
5. INTERNATIONAL 19
6. INFLUENCING FACTORS 24
6.1. Economic Environment 24
6.2. Rail and Port Issues 25
6.3. Input Costs 27
6.4. Labour 28
6.5. Environmental Issues 30
6.6. Technology, R&D and Innovation 31
7. COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT 31
7.1. Competition 31
7.2. Ownership Structure of the Industry 32
7.3. Barriers to Entry 32
8. SWOT ANALYSIS 33
9. OUTLOOK 33
10. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 34
11. REFERENCES 34
11.1. Publications 34
11.2. Websites 35
Appendix 1 36
Summary of Notable Players 36
Company Profiles 38
Afrimat Iron Ore (Pty) Ltd 38
Aquila Steel (S Africa) (Pty) Ltd 40
Assmang (Pty) Ltd 41
DVD Quality Mining (Pty) Ltd 45
Emang Mmogo Mining Resources (Pty) Ltd 46
Hotazel Manganese Mines (Pty) Ltd 48
Kalagadi Manganese (Pty) Ltd 50
Kudumane Manganese Resources (Pty) Ltd 52
Mokala Manganese (Pty) Ltd 54
Sitatunga Resources (Pty) Ltd 56
Tshipi e Ntle Manganese Mining (Pty) Ltd 58
United Manganese of Kalahari (Pty) Ltd 60

Report Coverage

This report focuses on the Mining of Manganese in South Africa and includes comprehensive information on the state and size of the sector, developments and corporate actions, trade statistics and influencing factors such as regulation and environmental issues. There are profiles of 11 companies including large producers such as Assore, Hotazel and Tshipi e Ntle Manganese, as well as Aquila Steel, which received a mining right for its Gravenhage deposit in the Northern Cape and Kalagadi, which is opposing a business rescue application.

Introduction

In 2019, South Africa was the world’s largest producer and exporter of manganese ore. According to the International Manganese Institute (IMnI), the country produced 19.6 million tons (Mt) of manganese ore, representing 30.0% of the global total. South Africa exported 19.7Mt of manganese ore in 2019, 49.3% of the world total, according to the International Trade Centre’s Trade Map. However, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on manganese supply and demand, rapidly rising input costs, and inadequate rail infrastructure for exports are some of the challenges faced by the manganese mining sector.

Strengths

• Some of the largest mining companies are active in the sector.
• South Africa has the world’s largest manganese reserves, at 32% of the total.
• South Africa is the world’s largest producer and exporter of manganese ore.
• South Africa’s largest manganese mines have long lives.

Weaknesses

• Demand for manganese is heavily reliant on demand for crude steel, which is largely determined by economic conditions.
• Shortage of skills in certain disciplines.

Opportunities

• Growing application is nickel-manganese-cobalt lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles.
• Transnet is increasing port and rail capacity for the export of manganese ore.

Threats

• Inadequate rail capacity to transport manganese ore to harbours for export.
• Rapidly increasing input costs, in particular electricity, water and labour costs.
• The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on manganese supply and demand.

Outlook

Commodity research consultancy Roskill forecast in May 2020 that global crude steel production will drop by 8.9% year-on-year in 2020, largely due to lower output in the European Union and North America, while China’s output is expected to decrease by 0.5% compared to 2019. This will be in response to weaker demand for steel as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. It expects demand for manganese ore to reduce in line with lower steel output.

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Table of Contents

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PAGE
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 1
2.2. Geographic Position 3
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 4
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 4
4.1. Local 4
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 8
4.1.2. Regulations 9
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 12
4.2. Continental 12
4.3. International 13
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 16
5.1. Coronavirus 16
5.2. Economic Environment 17
5.3. Inadequate Rail Infrastructure 18
5.4. Labour 18
5.5. Mine Safety 19
5.6. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 20
5.7. Environmental Concerns 20
6. COMPETITION 21
6.1. Barriers to Entry 21
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 22
8. OUTLOOK 22
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 22
10. REFERENCES 23
10.1. Publications 23
10.2. Websites 23
APPENDIX 1 25
Summary of Notable Players 25
COMPANY PROFILES 27
AFRICAN RAINBOW MINERALS LTD 27
AFRIMAT DEMANENG (PTY) LTD 33
AQUILA STEEL (S AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 35
ASSORE LTD 36
ERG MANGANESE (PTY) LTD 40
HOTAZEL MANGANESE MINES (PTY) LTD 41
KALAGADI MANGANESE (PTY) LTD 43
KUDUMANE MANGANESE RESOURCES (PTY) LTD 45
SITATUNGA RESOURCES (PTY) LTD 47
TSHIPI E NTLE MANGANESE MINING (PTY) LTD 48
UNITED MANGANESE OF KALAHARI (PTY) LTD 50