By Martin Creamer of Mining Weekly, 20 Nov 2007 Empowered South African development company Kalagadi Manganese had selected ArcelorMittal as its strategic equity partner in a R4,2-billion deal that would fund South Africa’s first major greenfield manganese project in 30 years, Kalagadi Manganese chairperson Daphne Mashile-Nkosi told Mining Weekly Online on Tuesday.

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Speech to be delivered by Ms Daphne Mashile-Nkosi at the Women's Forum Programme

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It is not too long ago that it would have been totally inconceivable for a black woman to playa significant role in the mining industry. These days, this industry still primarily a male preserve.

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