There are more than 194 nickel mines in operation globally, of which 18 are in South Africa, according to GlobalData’s mines and projects database. The following are the five largest nickel mines by production in South Africa in 2023, according to GlobalData’s mining database, which tracks more than 33,000 mines and projects from early exploration to closure across more than 150 countries and over 100 commodities. Buy the latest mine-site profiles here.

1. Mogalakwena Mine

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The Mogalakwena Mine is a surface mine located in Limpopo. It is owned by Anglo American Plc and produced an estimated 14.53 thousand tonnes of nickel in 2023. The mine will operate until 2040. Buy the profile here.

2. Impala Mine

Located in North West, the Impala Mine is owned by Impala Platinum Holdings. The underground mine produced an estimated 3.71 thousand tonnes of nickel in 2023. The mine will operate until 2035. Buy the profile here.

3. Rustenburg Complex

The Rustenburg Complex is located in North West. It is owned by Sibanye Stillwater and produced an estimated 2.01 thousand tonnes of nickel in 2023. The mine will operate until 2051. Buy the profile here.

4. Amandelbult Mine

The Amandelbult Mine, owned by Anglo American Plc, is an underground mine located in Limpopo. The mine produced an estimated 0.73 thousand tonnes of nickel in 2023. The mine will operate until 2040. Buy the profile here.

5. Two Rivers Mine

Owned by African Rainbow Minerals, the Two Rivers Mine is an underground mine located in Limpopo. It produced an estimated 0.61 thousand tonnes of nickel in 2023. The mine will operate until 2046. Buy the profile here.

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