Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining (Pty) Ltd operates the open pit manganese mine, called Tshipi Borwa Mine, in the Kalahari Manganese Field (KMF) located in the Northern Cape. Tshipi é Ntle means “beautiful steel” in the local Tswana language. Waste development and infrastructure construction commenced in 2011 and the first ore was exported in 2012. The Tshipi Borwa mine is a modern low cost manganese black economic empowered producer that has been setting the benchmark for how mines should be constructed, managed and operated in the New South Africa.