History of Polokwane

This plant, located in South Africa, started to work in the 1950s at Wiktop (white hill) and consisted of clearing, extracting and crushing quartz. It was in 1974 when the Silicon plant was commissioned and it has been producing metallurgical and chemical Silicon since then.

Plant facilities

  • Three 48 MVA furnaces used for high purity metallurgical and chemical Silicate
  • Three baghouses to collect the Microsilica
  • Two Microsilica densifying and packing plants
  • One Silicon crushing, powdering and packing plant


Polokwane plant is situated in the South African province of Limpopo, 8km south of Polokkwane and 320km north of Johannesburg.

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