One of SA’s major manganese ore exporters is considering a R1bn expansion of its mine to raise output by half and cement its position as a leading source of the ingredient used to make steel.

Australia’s Jupiter Mines, owner of the Tshipi Borwa Manganese mine in the Northern Cape, said it had completed a concept study into expanding output within the limits of rail capacity and water availability, setting up a base case scenario for the mine. 

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