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( South32 is the world’s largest producer of manganese ore.

Right in the Southern Hemisphere, with a head office in Perth, regional hubs in Perth and Johannesburg, and marketing office in Singapore. It was founded in 2015.


South32 is a globally diversified metals and mining company with a portfolio of high quality, well maintained, cash generative assets producing bauxite, alumina, aluminium, thermal and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc.

South32 is the world’s largest producer of manganese ore, and own the world’s largest silver mine. It runs exceptionally high-quality alumina refinery and two modern, cost-competitive aluminium smelters, as well one of the world’s leading ferronickel operations.

The Africa Region is a significant contributor to the growth and performance of South32’s  global resources company. With operations in South Africa and Mozambique, South32 has four assets, namely; Aluminium South Africa (ASA), Energy Coal South Africa, Mozal and Manganese South Africa.

Within the region we provide employment and sub-contracting support to over 16,000 people.

Its manganese operations in Hotazel in the Northern Cape within South Africa are situated in an area with the world’s largest known deposits of manganese ore. Its ore is accessed from the Wessels underground mine and the Mamatwan opencast mine. 

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