July 23 BHP Billiton Plc and Anglo
American Plc are looking to sell their jointly owned
manganese assets portfolio in South Africa and Australia, the
Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the
The newspaper said the assets include two mines in South
Africa, one in Australia, and processing plants in both
BHP owns 60 percent and Anglo 40 percent of the operations.
Earlier this week, Anglo American's subsidiary Anglo
American Platinum, the world's No. 1 platinum producer, said it
was selling its Union mine, its operations at Rustenburg and
South African joint venture Pandora.
(Reporting by Aashika Jain in Bangalore; Editing by David