South32 to decide on manganese alloy ops in Dec quarter

Diversified miner South32 has flagged the possible closure or divestment of its manganese alloy operations in South Africa and Australia.

Speaking at Diggers and Dealers, in Kalgoorlie, Australia, South32 chief developing officer Simon Collins said on Monday that the manganese alloy industry had fundamentally changed in recent times, putting South32’s operations in a precarious position.