Kudumane Manganese Resources (KMR) is one of South Africa’s newest black-controlled manganese mining company in the country. Mining operations take place in Hotazel, and the management office is based in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg. The mine was officially launched in May 2012 and manganese was reached by December of that year. KMR is mining at its York and Hotazel farms. Current production volumes are about 1.8 million to
2 million tons per annum. The company’s rail siding became operational in January of 2015, and by September 2015, KMR received rail capacity from Transnet as part of the rail operator’s MECA initiative. Cargo is predominantly exported through Port Elizabeth and Saldanha Bay, though KMR has shipped cargo through most ports in South Africa which Transnet has activated for manganese export.
IMnI visitors will see the following:
- Internal rail and automated rapid LOAD-OUT Station infrastructure where Transnet wagons and road haul trucks are loaded
- Crushing of the ROM ore.
- The open pit mine operations