Kumba Iron Ore is an African company that enriches the lives of South Africans while bringing superior quality iron ore to the international market. It is part of the global Anglo American pic group of companies.

Opened in 1947, Sishen Mine is Kumba’s flagship operation and one of the largest open-pit mines in the world. It operates 24/7 and in 2008 produced 34 million tons of iron ore. With a mineral resource of 2 455 million tons, the mine has a life of more than 27 years at the current rate of production.

There are five distinguishing features of Dingleton’s (Sishen) operations and products:

  • The high iron (Fe) content
  • Superior physical properties
  • Consistent product quality
  • Reliability of supply
  • ISO9001 and 14001 certification

The township of Sishen was established in 1953 to house these mine workers.

On 23 June 1990 Sishen was changed to Dingleton.