UMK declares force majeure at Hotazel following heavy rain

South African miner United Manganese of Kalahari (UMK) has suspended operations and declared force majeure at its Hotazel manganese mine in Kuruman District, South Africa, after heavy rainfall in the region.

“These conditions have led to flooding in the opencast mining pits and have rendered the haul roads serving the mining pits unserviceable. Currently mine management is deeming it unsafe to carry on with mining operations and/or hauling of materials,” Kalahari Trading spokesman John Joseph Scholtz told...

Published

Charlotte Radford

January 09, 2017

16:53 GMT

London