Nature of Business
Samancor was created in 1975 through the merger of SA Manganese Limited and Africa Metals Corporation Limited (Amcor). SA Manganese Limited was established in 1926 to mine manganese ore near Hotazel in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa and Amcor was founded in 1937 to exploit mineral deposits and process them into ferroalloys for the steel industry.

Samancor Limited was delisted from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in December 1998, and is jointly owned by Billiton Plc (60%) and Anglo American Corporation Plc (40%).

Samancor holds plentiful reserves of chrome and manganese ores. The company consists of two totally independent operating divisions, Samancor Manganese and Samancor Chrome.

General Information
Organisation Type: Company
Registered in: South Africa
Registration No.: 1926/008883/06
Business Sector(s):
Chemicals Industry
Process engineering
Iron & Steel
Chromite Mining
Manganese Mining

Related Organisations
is owned by: Anglo American Plc (40%)
is owned by: Billiton Plc (60%)

Related Facilities
Owns: Buffelsfontein Chrome Mine – Mine
Owns: Eastern Chrome – Mine
Owns: Mamatwan – Mine
Owns: Tweefontein – Mine
Owns: Wessels – Mine
Owns: Western Chrome – Mine
Owns: Wonderkop – Mine

Industry Activities by Country
Chromite Mining – South Africa
Manganese Mining – South Africa

Chief Executive (Manganese): Mr M Kloppers (Marius)
Chief Executive (Chrome): Mr JA van Dyk (Kobus)
Financial Director: Mr A Knoll (Andries)
Company Secretary: Mr JD Van der Walt (Johan)

Contact Information

Samancor Limited
Office Address:
6 Hollard Street
South Africa
Postal Address:
PO Box 8186
South Africa

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