The Kalahari manganese and iron ore belt in the Northern Cape province of South Africa has been drawing a lot of attention from the pundits lately. As China’s economy kicks back into gear after the worst of the Covid-19 restrictions, demand for both these commodities have quadrupled, with the result that spot prices continued ballooning out of proportion, with no end in sight.
The good times will continue rolling for the manganese and iron ore miners of the deep Kalahari, and demand for new technology and equipment will be at an all-time high when the MTE trucks rumble into the towns later this year.
Unfortunately, the exhibitions and golf day that were supposed to take place from the 22nd to 24th of June 2021 in Hotazel and Kathu, have been postponed until further notice as a result of more stringent Covid-19 regulations amidst a rising number of infections. Level 3 Covid-19 regulations means that not more than 100 people are permitted at one time at outside gatherings.
MTE Exhibitions is, like the rest of the country, concerned about the rapid increase in positive Covid-19 cases, and supports the South African government’s decision to implement stricter regulations and ensure the health and safety of all fellow South Africans. As soon as these restrictions are lifted, MTE will get ready to head to the Northern Cape. Keep following MTE to make sure you stay updated on developments.