Location of Kudumane Manganese Resources (KMR) Mine

Kudumane Manganese Mine is located in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality (“JTG”), about 1 kilometre from Hotazel town which is approximately 60 kilometres from Kuruman. Generally, the local infrastructure is reasonable, having been developed specifically to serve the needs of the town of Hotazel and the surrounding mines. All important towns and villages in the region are served by a network of tarred and gravel roads.

KMR Shareholding Structure

KMR is owned 50% by Dirleton Minerals and Energy (Pty) Ltd (DME) and 50% by Northern Cape Manganese Company (Pty) Ltd (NCMC). Kudumane Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd (KIH), a subsidiary of Asia Minerals Limited (AML) is the Technical/Financial and Marketing partner and holds 49% of the shares in both DME and NCMC. The remaining 51% of the shares are held by two BBBEE companies through Bold Moves (Pty) Ltd which holds 51% shares in DME and Afris Manganese (Pty) Ltd which holds 51% shares in NCMC. 

KMR Management Team

Mr Thembelani Gantsho – CEO 

Ms Nomadlozi Mashinini - Head of  Legal and Compliance and Company Secretary

Mr Caesar Nokwe - General Manager

Ms Amelia Jansen – Financial Manager

Mr Bheki Macheve – Human Resources Manager

Mr Fernando Voges - Logistics, Sales and Marketing Manager

Production Profile

Production of Manganese Ore from the current project in Farm York is approximately 1 million tonnes per year and will increase to 1.5 Mt/annum and ultimately 2 Mt/annum, with the expansion of mining at Farm Hotazel and eventually the introduction of underground operations at Farm Telele. The main components of the project comprise of an open pit mine, a crushing and screening plant, mine residue disposal and storage facilities, and various support infrastructure and services.

The expected life of mine is 10 to15 years for the open pit mining operations after which underground mining will commence for an estimated 30 years. The R1.5 billion project has been in full Mining Production since 2013, following the first phase of Bulk Sampling activities.


  •  Administrative Offices
  • 10 km railway siding
  •  Automated Rapid loading station
  •  Crushing and screening plant
  •  Roads
  •  Hotazel housing & other developments


The mine gives preference to the locally unemployed wherever possible, when the required skills or experience is not available locally, recruitment is extended nationally.The labour sending area is Hotazel and the surrounding communities within the Joe Morolong Local Municipality, the District Municipality of John Taolo Gaetsewe and thereafter the rest of the province and the country.