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Mozal Aluminium

Our Mozal Aluminium operation is the largest industrial employer in Mozambique and is made up of a smelter and transport infrastructure, just west of capital city Maputo.

Mozal Aluminium


Parque Industrial Beluluane

Distrito Boane

Caixa Postal 1235



Telefone: +258 21 735000

Fax: +258 21 735082

Key statistics

345 kt

FY23 aluminium production


South32 share


FY23 investment in local communities

Our operations

Mozal Aluminium is located just 20 kilometres west of Mozambique’s capital city, Maputo.

Construction of our Mozal operations started more than 20 years ago, and included a new berth at the nearby port of Matola, access roads and a bridge. Not long after the smelter opened in late 2000 expansion plans were already underway to double its capacity.

Backed by a US$2 billion investment, the smelter was the largest private investment in the country and the first large, direct foreign investment, helping rebuild Mozambique after a period of unrest.

South32 holds a 63.7 per cent share of Mozal Aluminium, following the acquisition of an additional 16.6 per cent share in May 2022. The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited holds 24 per cent, Mitsubishi Corporation (through MCA Metals Holding GmbH) holds 8.4 per cent and the Government of the Republic of Mozambique holds 3.9 per cent (through preference shares).

Mozal Aluminium is the largest industrial employer in the country, making a significant contribution to the local economy.

To support the development of the downstream aluminium industry in Mozambique, a portion of liquid metal is supplied to Midal Cables, a local company that sells products in the domestic and export markets.

Our commitment to biodiversity and environmental management

We are committed to protecting natural resources including water, biodiversity, air and surrounding ecosystems. We work hard to be responsible stewards of the environment and treat natural resources with care so that they are available for future generations. Our commitment to biodiversity and environmental management is outlined in the following Mozal Documents: Environmental Management Responsibility and Biodiversity Assessment.

Partnering with communities

Mozal helps build Mozambiques largest high school

Partnering with communities

Since the beginning we have worked towards improving Mozambique’s economy and the lives of its people.

The Mozal Community Development Trust was established in 2000 with a US$34 million investment, which allowed 200 projects addressing major challenges in the region to get underway.

We have helped build eleven schools, trained teachers, refurbished five local clinics, helped more than 100 small businesses and provided finance to farmers’ associations – increasing food production. The trust has also contributed to the Malaria Control Program – in partnership with the Lebombo Spatial Development Initiative – which is aimed at eradicating malaria in the region.

  • Anna-May Fauconnier-Williams

    Vice President Operations

    Anna-May became Mozal's Vice President Operations in March 2023.

    Anna-May is a highly experienced leader in mining and metals production, with over 20 years’ experience working for Anglo American Platinum, BHP Billiton and South32. Anna-May joins Mozal from Worsley Alumina in Western Australia, where she was the General Manager Mine and Materials, leading mine planning, production, maintenance and statutory/compliance at the Boddington Bauxite Mine. She was the Vice President Operations at the TEMCO operation in Tasmania prior to its divestment from South32 and was the General Manager of the Dendrobium Mine at our Illawarra Metallurgical Coal operation in New South Wales, Australia. Anna-May holds a bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pretoria and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Stellenbosch Business School.


Gil Cumaio, External Affairs

Phone: +258 21 735700