The Chinese scramble to mine Africa | MININGDec 15, 2015 . 25-fold investment jump in less than a decade. That's how fast China's gaining control over Africa's mining industry. And Beijing's only pushing harder now.chinese manganese mine africa,10 Top Manganese-producing Countries | Investing News NetworkApr 18, 2018 . Currently one of the largest producers of manganese, China generally requires large amounts of the metal for steelmaking. . South Africa Manganese, one of the company's four operations in South Africa, is made up of Metalloys and Hotazel Manganese Mines, which is owned by Hotazel Manganese.