Tshipi manganese ore sales slump 63% amid Covid-19 constraints

The Tshipi Borwa manganese mine in South Africa has returned to 100% operations but logistical problems reduced sales volumes by 62.6% between March and May year on year, according to Jupiter Mines, which operates the mine.

The mine has been in full operation since the South African government lifted restrictions on open-cast mining in the first week of May, Jupiter said on June 17 in its presentation of results for the first quarter of the financial year ending February 28, 2021.

From March to May, sales from the Tshipi Borwa mine were 321,733 tonnes, down from 837,531 tonnes in the corresponding period a year earlier -...


Jon Stibbs

June 17, 2020

20:27 GMT