Mining company Richards Bay Minerals produces roughly 1,9-million tons of
product annually, of which 95% is exported.
The company contributes almost a quarter of the global market in titiania, slag,
rutile, high-purity pig iron, and zircon. Back when the company was formed, it
embarked on a dune rehabilitation programme, which, it claims, has received
worldwide recognition. Research conducted by independent scientists has
concluded that a fully functional coastal dune forest ecosystem is being
restored through this programme.
Richards Bay Minerals offers visitors three comprehensive tours of its plant
where their mining techniques and their ecological endeavors are demonstrated.
The first is a social investment tour, the second a general interest tour and
lastly, an environmental tour that shows how RBM is contributing to sustainable
development, and gives visitors an overview of the company's operations. Tours
are usually conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and a period of two week's
notice is essential for bookings. Tel (035) 9013444.
Nearby Towns:Richards Bay
, St Lucia
, Amatikulu Beach
Nearby Points Of Interest:Thulazihleke Pan
, Lake Mzingazi
, Tusk Umfolozi Casino
, Thula Thula Private Game Reserve
, Umlalazi Nature Reserve
, Maphelena Nature Reserve
, Amatigula Nature Reserve - 15km from Gingingdlovu
, The Big 5 Game
, Siege of Eshowe
, Martyr's Cross
, Lake Phobane
, Fort Nongqayi Museum Village
, Dlinza Forest
, Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve