Blockade hits key South African semi-carbonate manganese export route

Industrial action has halted traffic along a key road for moving semi-carbonate manganese ore from mines in Hotazel in South Africa’s Northern Cape.

The R31 main road was blockaded on Tuesday morning in a dispute over pay to truck drivers. “This could seriously affect deliveries to all parts for all the miners in the area,” a source said. The R31 is used to access various ports for “huge volumes” of manganese ore, a second source told Metal Bulletin. The...


Jon Stibbs

May 15, 2018

14:45 GMT