Mining Weekly reported that Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining has exported its first manganese from their Tshipi Borwa mine.
As quoted in the market report:
Behnken says that shipment of manganese will be the first of many more subsequent shipments: “We are overjoyed at our achievement of having exported our first manganese in 2012. It has been a long path that our shareholders have followed, especially the broad-based historically disadvantaged South African (HDSA) shareholders who have been working hard over the last ten years to bring this mine to fruition. They and the local communities who own equity in the mine will reap the benefits of their hard work during the decades that the mine will be operational.