Our iron ore division comprises two mines, Khumani and Beeshoek. Both are in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, some 200km west of the town of Kimberley.
Beeshoek Mine is around 65km south of Khumani Mine near the town of Postmasburg, in the Northern Cape province. It produced all our iron-ore output for decades from the mid-1960s. Over the years, a series of large-scale infrastructure projects have maximised efficiency and productivity on site. These included a full washing and screening plant installed in 1975, and a jig plant to beneficiate off-grade ore, completed in 2001. Assmang commissioned a new opencast mine, Beeshoek South, in 1999. The bulk of the iron ore mined at Beeshoek is being sold locally and 350 000 tons are exported via the Saldanha Bay iron ore bulk terminal. Nature of operations Mining at Beeshoek started in 1964 and at Beeshoek South in 1999 Location: Postmasburg, Northern Cape, South Africa Opencast (depth around 140m) iron ore mining and processing (primary and secondary crushing, washing, screening and separation, jigging and process water recovery) for local (South African) market requirements. The stripping ratio is 4.94 Number of employees Permanent employees 791 Contractors – 584