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.
Khumani Iron Ore Mine – formerly known as the Bruce, King and Mokaning (BKM) project after the farms on which the resources are found – is some 30km south of the town of Kathu and 65km north of Beeshoek Mine, in the Northern Cape province. This mine is our primary iron-ore producer. Originally designed to produce 10 million tonnes of export-quality iron ore each year, it now has capacity to produce 14 million tonnes. Iron ore mined at Khumani is exported via the Saldanha Bay iron ore bulk terminal. Nature of operations Mining right obtained in 2007, processing plant commissioned in 2008 Location: Kathu district, Northern Cape, South Africa Opencast (ultimate pit depths of 250m) iron ore mining and processing (crushing, screening, washing and sizing ore, including a substantial dense media separation process) for the export market. The stripping ratio is 2.22 Number of employees Permanent employees – 1 810 Contractors – 2 455