Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining Proprietary Limited is an independently operated and managed, black empowered manganese ore producer. Tshipi é Ntle means “beautiful steel” in the local Tswana language.
Tshipi is not only the largest single manganese mine and exporter from South Africa but is also one of the five largest manganese ore exporters globally.
Based in the Kalahari Manganese Field (KMF), the largest manganese-bearing geological formation in the world, Tshipi Borwa Mine is a shallow open-cast operation developed on a large and homogenous ore body with a currently confirmed life of mine reserve of approximately 30 years.
Tshipi’s equity is effectively held by three leading organisations, being:
- Ntsimbintle Mining Proprietary Limited, which is South Africa’s leading black owned manganese investment holding company, led by Saki Macozoma;
- Jupiter Mines Limited, listed on the ASX, which amongst other significant shareholders is backed by Pallinghurst and POSCO, the world’s fifth largest steel producer and is led by resources legend Brian Gilbertson; and,
- OM Holdings, a leading manganese ore, metal producer and marketer, listed on the ASX and led by NT Low.
Tshipi represents a unique combination of the perfect mix of black economic empowerment, financial and strategic shareholders, a world class manganese deposit, best of breed financial and corporate governance systems and a dynamic management team that has driven this world class project into production.
An efficient export infrastructure has been established, including a 8km private rail siding loop, and one of the fastest load-out stations in the industry, with direct access to the Transnet rail link.
Tshipi makes use of both Transnet Freight Rail’s rail network as well as road transport to transport its products to different ports being Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town and it envisages to eventually export manganese ore from the deep-water port of Ngqura in the Eastern Cape.
Tshipi recognises its responsibility to act as a good corporate citizen and performs its obligation towards its employees, stakeholders and the community, in good faith. Diversity is one of the cornerstones of its business and it is committed to employ a workforce that reflects the demographics of the communities in which it operates.
Tshipi is committed to generating value for all its stakeholders, through an efficiently managed, safe and sustainable enterprise and production cycle.