We've got news for you.

Register on Sunday Times at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

SA firms must plug into the rich battery tech market


SA firms must plug into the rich battery tech market

They should not be content with simply riding the manganese commodity wave

Owen Murphy

The global motor industry is moving increasingly towards electric vehicles (EVs) from the carbon-emitting internal combustion engine. This requires extensive investment in battery technology, which presents huge opportunities for SA mining.

Various rare-earth minerals are used to manufacture batteries for electric vehicles, but the bulk commodity, manganese, is a major component of the NMC (nickel-manganese-cobalt) lithium-ion batteries likely to power much of the next generation of EVs.

SA is by far the world’s largest manganese producer, and is estimated to have 70% of the world’s reserves...

This article is reserved for Sunday Times Daily subscribers.
A subscription gives you full digital access to all Sunday Times Daily content.

Sunday Times Daily

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems?
Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.

Next Article