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June 3, 2022updated 15 Jun 2022 11:31am

Five largest iron ore mines in South Africa in 2021

By Carmen

Here are the five largest iron ore mines by production in South Africa, according to GlobalData’s mining database.

1. Sishen Mine

The Sishen Mine is a surface mine located in Northern Cape. It is owned by Anglo American Plc and produced an estimated 28 Million Tonnes of iron ore in 2021. The mine will operate until 2039.

2. Kolomela Mine

Located in Northern Cape, the Kolomela Mine is owned by Anglo American Plc. The surface mine produced an estimated 12.8 Million Tonnes of iron ore in 2021. The mine will operate until 2034.

3. Khumani Mine

The Khumani Mine is located in Northern Cape. It is owned by African Rainbow Minerals and produced an estimated 12.7 Million Tonnes of iron ore in 2021. The mine will operate until 2046.

4. Beeshoek Iron Ore Mine

The Beeshoek Iron Ore Mine, owned by African Rainbow Minerals, is a surface mine located in Northern Cape. The mine produced an estimated 3.3 Million Tonnes of iron ore in 2021. The mine will operate until 2035.

5. Tshipi Borwa Mine

Owned by Jupiter Mines, the Tshipi Borwa Mine is a surface mine located in Northern Cape. It produced an estimated 1.5 Million Tonnes of iron ore in 2021. The mine will operate until 2077.

Methodology: This information is drawn from GlobalData’s mines and projects database, which tracks all operating and developing mines and projects globally. Verdict’s parent company GlobalData provides business information to 4,000 of the world’s largest companies.

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