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A UNIQUE IRON ORE FOOTPRINT ACROSS SOUTH AFRICA

Iron ore

Our business

Kumba is a supplier of high-quality iron ore to the global steel industry and is focused on creating shared value with a range of stakeholders. Iron ore is the key component in steel, the most widely used of all metals. In South Africa our iron ore operations are made up of a 69.7% shareholding in Kumba Iron Ore Limited (Kumba), a leading supplier of seaborne iron ore. Kumba is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and operates three mines. Sishen and Kolomela mines situated in the Northern Cape and Thabazimbi mine in the Limpopo province.

We have large, high quality iron ore resource in South Africa and Brazil. If you want to find out more about our Brazil iron ore operation, visit their website.

Our Difference

At Kumba, we aim to create and leave a positive legacy wherever we go, especially for the communities in and around our operations. We also strive to operate safely and in a way that looks to eliminate harm to people and to the environment, never forgetting to continue with our Corporate Social Investment responsibilities and to create shared value for all of our stakeholders. To read more about the difference Kumba is making, read the Sustainability section of their website.

Leadership Team

Themba Mkhwanazi

CEO of Kumba Iron Ore

B.Eng.Hons, CEO of Kumba Iron Ore, 46.

Themba was appointed the CEO of Kumba Iron Ore from 1 September 2016. Previously he held the position of CEO of Anglo American’s coal business in South Africa from May 2014. Prior to his appointment he was Rio Tinto’s regional general manager for America, responsible for delivering technical and operational improvements across Rio Tinto’s businesses in the region.

Themba has held a number of senior roles within the resources industry, including COO of Richards Bay Minerals, during which he was responsible for mining, smelting and processing operations. Before that, he was a managing director with the Huntsman Corporation in South Africa.

His full list of positions have included process engineer at Sasol; shift plant manager, business improvement senior coach, plant manager, area manager and MD of Huntsman Tioxide; COO Richards Bay Minerals; and GM expansion support and regional GM technology and innovation at Rio Tinto.

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B.Eng.Hons, CEO of Kumba Iron Ore, 46.

Themba was appointed the CEO of Kumba Iron Ore from 1 September 2016. Previously he held the position of CEO of Anglo American’s coal business in South Africa from May 2014. Prior to his appointment he was Rio Tinto’s regional general manager for America, responsible for delivering technical and operational improvements across Rio Tinto’s businesses in the region.

Themba has held a number of senior roles within the resources industry, including COO of Richards Bay Minerals, during which he was responsible for mining, smelting and processing operations. Before that, he was a managing director with the Huntsman Corporation in South Africa.

His full list of positions have included process engineer at Sasol; shift plant manager, business improvement senior coach, plant manager, area manager and MD of Huntsman Tioxide; COO Richards Bay Minerals; and GM expansion support and regional GM technology and innovation at Rio Tinto.

Uses of Iron Ore

Of all the metals that make modern life possible, steel is the most widely used – and iron ore is its main ingredient.

Iron ore is needed for train tracks and other types of infrastructure, which is one reason for the great demand from emerging economies such as China and Brazil.

But it’s also used in medicine, cosmetics, engineering, construction, paint and a whole range of products we need for modern life.

Contacts
Reception

Centurion Gate
124 Akkerboom Street
Centurion
0157

Tel: +27 12 683 7111

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