East Manganese, a new mining operation in the Northern Cape, has broken ground after getting all the necessary approvals and licences, mine owner Sitatunga Resources said on Tuesday.

The R250m manganese mine is the only operation of its kind to start up in SA amid the Covid-19 pandemic that has prompted most businesses and investors to hold on to cash and push out plans involving major expenditure.

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