MTE Hotazel Expo 2018

MTE 25Year logo finals   
Venue: Hotazel Rec Club  
Date: 12 June 2018  
13:00 to 17:00  

Wessels Manganese mine 
Mamatwan mine 
Assmang Black Rock mine
Assmang Gloria mine 
Assmang Nchwaning mine 
Kalagadi manganese mine 
The United Manganese of Kalahari mine 
Kudumane mine 
Small mining companies



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spacer Per stand - Excl. VAT
   1-5 shows     R10 300
  6-11 shows    R8 900
  12+ shows    R8 050
  2 x Combos    R15 900
  3 x Combos    R20 700

WesselsWessels mine in the Northern Cape, South Africa.

Black rock
Black rock mine in the Northern Cape’s
Kalahari manganese field.

Hotazel is a town located in the John Taolo Gaetsewe district in the Northern Cape. The town primarily serves the surrounding manganese mines. The Hotazel Manganese Mines division of BHP Billiton still owns and operates two other manganese mines in the area: Wessels (underground) and Mamatwan (open cut). There is also huge investment coming into the area to develop black rock operations.

Wessels mine is an underground operation situated 300m below the surface. Access to the workings is achieved by means of a vertical shaft and two incline shafts and the nature of the ore body lends itself to a mechanised room and pillar mining method.

The second mine, Mamatwan, is also a manganese mine. The open pit operation exploits low grade manganese ore, compared to the northerly located Wessels mine that exploits high grade manganese ore. It is the latter that accounts for most of the secondary, collector minerals, as opposed to the low grade mineralisation. As a result, the Mamatwan mine produces few secondary, collector-type, aesthetic species.

Other mines in the area include Kalagadi Manganese, United Manganese of Kalahari, Kudumane and Nchwaning mines. Many of the mine operations in the area are manganese producers.

mine, Wonderkop chrome smelter, Lannex chrome mine, Omnia Fertilisers, Bathopele platinum mine, Siphmelele platinum mine, Thembelani platinum mine, ACP Services, Base Metals Refinery, Waterval smelter, Precious Metals Refinery and Royal Bafokeng platinum.

All in all, despite its chequered past, Rustenburg is a town with a bright future. And MTE hopes this expo is a fruitful experience for you.

Exhibitors we would like to see include suppliers that are involved with dust suppression, reverse osmosis and filtration, water treatment systems, general new technology in engineering, fire suppression, conveyor technology, screens, bearings and couplings.

Immediate mine needs include, but are not limited to:

  • Safety PPE for women in mining   
  • Mining maintenance of roads   
  • New technology    
  • LED lighting    
  • Grease and lubricants   
  • Belts equipment including alignments and scrapers   
  • Flow meters        
  • Pumps for dewatering   
  • Dust management including pumps and drill bits (heads)    

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