Sishen iron ore mine
Sishen is a large–scale surface mine in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The mine is operated by Kumba, which is 76.3% owned by Anglo American. Production at Sishen decreased by 4% to 27 Mt in 2022. Although higher local inflation and lesser volume put pressure on the mining and processing costs of Sishen, costs in US dollar terms declined marginally, offsetting the rise in cost due to weaker Rand. To extend the asset's life to 2040, Kumba has approved the development of its ultra-high dense media separation (UHDMS) plant at Sishen for a capital cost of US$240 million.