At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We're a network of firms in 155 countries with over 327,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Our ability to quickly combine the right competencies, market knowledge and mining industry insights – uniquely for each client issue and territory – sets us apart from the rest.
We help organisations explore opportunities, navigate risk, achieve business goals and change business networks across Africa and globally. Our professionals have financial and operational experience, knowledge of business processes and industry insight. All of this enables us to listen and understand your goals and the environment (competitive, economic and regulatory) in which you operate and provide you with a solution that’s right for your organisation. We believe it’s critical that our professionals can quickly understand your business, challenges and culture and then design and implement an effective solution for your organisation.
We use our extensive global reach and our vast industry experience and skills to build relationships with our clients. This is the core of what makes partnering with us effective and the return on your investment with us invaluable.
Mining Centre of Excellence
The PwC Mining Centre of Excellence can assist you with exploring opportunities, navigating risk and achieving business goals. We can assist you with all aspects of exploration, development, operations, and mine closure and rehabilitation. Our professionals’ in-depth financial and operational experience and industry insight enable us to listen and understand the environment (competitive, economic and regulatory) in which you operate. We’re passionate about supporting you through your challenges and helping you meet your goals through tax, assurance and advisory solutions that are right for your organisation.
In Africa we're the largest provider of professional services with close to 450 partners and over 10,000 people in 32 countries. This means that we’re able to provide our clients with seamless and consistent service, wherever they're located on the continent.
Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps the world’s leading businesses, governments and other organizations build their digital core, optimize their operations, accelerate revenue growth and enhance citizen services—creating tangible value at speed and scale. We are a talent- and innovation-led company with 732,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Technology is at the core of change today, and we are one of the world’s leaders in helping drive that change, with strong ecosystem relationships. We combine our strength in technology with unmatched industry experience, functional expertise and global delivery capability. We are uniquely able to deliver tangible outcomes because of our broad range of services, solutions and assets across Strategy & Consulting, Technology, Operations, Industry X and Accenture Song. These capabilities, together with our culture of shared success and commitment to creating 360° value, enable us to help our clients succeed and build trusted, lasting relationships. We measure our success by the 360° value we create for our clients, each other, our shareholders, partners, and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.co.za.
Our global mining practice works with leading mining companies to apply innovation, transformational strategies and digital enablement to help them improve operations, drive growth and reduce risk. With decades of experience, we have an unmatched combination of industry knowledge, technology expertise and strategic vision to deliver comprehensive and integrated solutions at scale. To seize the opportunities of the digital age, our skilled and passionate consulting professionals engage with mining executives to help them reach new levels of performance across the mining value chain - from pit to port and from sensor to boardroom.
Bureau Veritas is a world leader in audit and certification services, we support our clients to be more efficient, more methodical and more trustworthy in their journey towards more sustainable business and a more sustainable world. Sustainability is embedded into our strategy, our entire organization, and across all our businesses.
Across all sectors, including the mining sector, Bureau Veritas supports organisations in their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint. Our experts help organizations overcome related challenges and promote sustainable resource use. From carbon foot printing to green finance, Bureau Veritas provides audits, independent certification, and verification of businesses efforts to mitigate their climate change impact, with our contribution, our clients can measurably demonstrate the impact of their ESG actions by making them traceable, visible and reliable. Website: www.bureauveritas.co.za
DRA Global Limited (ASX: DRA | JSE: DRA) (DRA or the Company) is an international multi-disciplinary engineering, project delivery and operations management group, predominantly focused on the mining, minerals and metals industry.
The Group has an extensive track record spanning almost four decades across a wide range of commodities. Our teams have deep expertise in the mining, minerals and metals processing industries, as well as related non-process infrastructure such as, water, and energy solutions.
DRA covers all major mining centres with offices across Africa and the Middle East, North and South America, and Asia-Pacific. Website: www.draglobal.com
Fraser Alexander has been serving the mining industry since 1912. Our presence spans across Africa and South America. We are a South Africa-based, black-owned group with a global footprint, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions and adding value to mining and industrial clients across the value chain. Fraser Alexander strives to be a trusted partner, optimising operations to deliver value not only to our clients but also to our multiple stakeholders. Website: www.fraseralexander.com
Operational Improvement Management (OIM) advises several South African blue-chip companies and has managed assignments in Europe, Australia, the USA and numerous African countries. With a track record dating back to 1985, we are business performance specialists in the key areas of organisational improvement, people management and operational optimisation. We work with clients to create long-term value and turn their companies into desirable investment opportunities, employers of choice and solid business partners. In short, we build high-performing organisations. Our key services include: supervisory skills development; process and productivity improvement; employee engagement; labour stability; and leadership development. Website: www.oimconsulting.com
Partners in Performance
We work side by side with our clients to unleash potential and drive lasting impact. Unlike many consulting firms, we don’t just solve single problems or create one-time improvements – we drive permanent transformations. Over and over again, we deliver game-changing results for our clients. We’re known for the speed in which we implement and the large-scale results we achieve. In the last four years alone, our clients have achieved more than $10bn of measurable revenue and cost improvements, along with $40 billion in capital cost reductions and $1.9 billion in sourcing savings. But our real measure of success is your organisation’s ability to improve on those results long after we are gone. Website: www.pip.global/en/
African Exploration Mining and Finance Corporation (SOC) Ltd ("AEMFC") is the State Owned Mining Company established to secure South Africa's energy supply primarily through the mining and supply of coal for the generation of electricity, as well as securing other resources that will provide energy for the future, including key minerals for beneficiation in the energy and steel value chain. AEMFC is currently a subsidiary of the CEF (SOC) Ltd. with its Head Office in Sandton, Johannesburg. AEMFC is a growing company, currently operating its first mine since 2011 near Ogies, Mpumalanga. The company is managed by dynamic young talent who are carrying out the State vision with pride and who firmly believe that a sustainable entity can only thrive to deliver its mandate if anchored by sensible business principles, excellent human resources and sound financial discipline on which it is building to achieve the mandated returns for the country. Website: www.aemfc.co.za
African Rainbow Minerals
African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) is a diversified mining company with operations in South Africa and Malaysia. Our key commodities include iron ore, manganese ore, platinum group metals (PGMs), nickel, thermal coal and manganese alloys. ARM also has a strategic investment in gold through Harmony Gold Mining Company. ARM’s strategy is to deliver competitive returns and create sustainable value for all stakeholders. This is achieved by operating our portfolio of assets safely, responsibly and efficiently and by allocating capital to value creating investments. ARM is also focused in value-enhancing and integrated growth. Website: www.arm.co.za
Anglo American is a leading global mining company and our products are the essential ingredients in almost every aspect of modern life. Our portfolio of world-class competitive operations, with a broad range of future development options, provides many of the future-enabling metals and minerals for a cleaner, greener, more sustainable world and that meet the fast growing every day demands of billions of consumers. With our people at the heart of our business, we use innovative practices and the latest technologies to discover new resources and to mine, process, move and market our future-enabling products to our customers – safely and sustainably.
As a responsible producer of diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum group metals, premium quality iron ore and metallurgical coal for steelmaking, and nickel – with crop nutrients in development – we are committed to being carbon neutral across our operations by 2040. More broadly, our Sustainable Mining Plan commits us to a series of stretching goals to ensure we work towards a healthy environment, creating thriving communities and building trust as a corporate leader. We work together with our business partners and diverse stakeholders to unlock enduring value from precious natural resources for the benefit of the communities and countries in which we operate, for society as a whole, and for our shareholders. Anglo American is re-imagining mining to improve people’s lives. Website: www.angloamerican.co.za
In November 2006, Kumba Resources Limited unbundled its business operations, and Kumba’s coal and other assets merged with Eyesizwe Coal to create Exxaro Resources Limited. Exxaro has since grown to become one of the largest black-empowered diversified mining companies in South Africa.
Our business’s sustainability and impact depend on our contribution to accelerating economic growth, and environmental stewardship for positive change. Our diversified asset portfolio comprises interests primarily in thermal coal (where we are among the top five South African coal producers), a growing renewable energy solutions business and equity-accounted investments in ferrous (iron ore) and zinc among other base metals.
Our Sustainable Growth and Impact business strategy is anchored on measurable and multi-stakeholder value creation. The strategy aims to transform Exxaro in a systematic and integrated manner into a diversified company that will transition from a coal base to a minerals (manganese, copper and bauxite) and renewable energy business that will thrive in a low-carbon future. Website: www.exxaro.com
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
Harmony is a gold-mining and exploration company, with more than six decades of experience. Harmony has operations in South Africa and in Papua New Guinea, one of the world’s most well-known gold mining regions and one of the world’s premier new gold regions respectively. Harmony produced 1.08Moz of gold in FY15 and is South Africa’s third largest gold producer and the twelfth largest in the world. Website: www.harmony.co.za
Implats is a leading producer of platinum group metals (PGMs) structured around six mining operations and Impala Refining Services, a toll refining business. Our operations are located on the Bushveld Complex in South Africa, the Great Dyke in Zimbabwe – the two most significant PGM-bearing ore bodies in the world – and the Canadian Shield, an igneous domain for PGMs.
Implats has a listing on the JSE Limited (JSE) in South Africa and a level 1 American Depositary Receipt programme in the United States of America.
Implats employs almost 50 000 people across its operations. We market and sell our products in South Africa, Japan, China, the US and Europe. The metals we produce are the key to making many industrial, medical, and electronic items, and they contribute to a cleaner, greener world. Website: www.implats.co.za
Menar is a private investment company with an actively managed and growing portfolio of mining assets. Menar has invested in the following mining companies:
Canyon Coal, an exploration and mining company with operations in the Mpumalanga and Gauteng provinces of South Africa. Canyon’s operations consist of Phalanndwa collieries near Delmas, Mpumalanga and Khanye in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng.
Kangra, a mining company with a sizeable coal operation in Mpumalanga. It is a shareholder in Richards Bay Coal Terminal with an export allocation of 1.6 million tons per annum.
Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC), the sole producer of prime anthracite in South Africa. It is located in KwaZulu-Natal.
East Manganese, the first venture outside of the coal and anthracite. The mining project is situated in the Northern Cape.
We focus on achieving long-term capital growth while preserving shareholders’ capital. Capital is allocated to real assets which we actively manage with a view to realise superior earnings. Website: www.menar.com
Minerals Council South Africa
The Minerals Council’s vision is to reposition the South African mining sector as South Africa’s foremost industrial sector. The Minerals Council seeks to create, in partnership with key stakeholders, a conducive policy, legislative and operating environment that facilitates doubling real investment in mining by 2030. This is an industry strategy, and the Minerals Council is a respected mining advocacy organisation that works through trust-based, problem-solving partnerships to engineer this positive turnaround in the mining industry. Achieving this vision will be a game changer for the country and its ability to achieve the National Development Plan (NDP) objectives to improve South Africa’s economic growth, developmental and transformation vision as outlined in the NDP. Website: www.mineralscouncil.org.za
Sasol Mining operates six coal mines that supply approximately 40 million tons per annum of thermal coal feedstock to Sasol’s operations in Secunda and Sasolburg, South Africa and to the export market. Our main operations comprise the Mooikraal colliery near Sasolburg in the Free State, and the Bosjesspruit, Impumelelo, Shondoni, Syferfontein and Thubelisha collieries and Twistdraai export operations at Secunda in Mpumalanga, South Africa. We export approximately 3,3 Mtpa through our shareholding in RBCT. Website: www.sasol.co.za/about-sasol/operating-business-units/mining/overview
Seriti Resources Holdings Pty Ltd ("Seriti Holdco") is a broad-based, 91% black-owned and controlled coal mining company. Seriti, through its operating subsidiary, Seriti Coal Pty Ltd, currently operates three large-scale, opencast and underground thermal coal mines namely, New Vaal, New Denmark and Kriel Collieries, and owns various life extension coal resources, New Largo project and closed collieries. As a major South African mining company, Seriti supplies approximately 24Mtpa of thermal coal to the Lethabo, Tutuka and Kriel power stations which are collectively responsible for the generation of approximately a quarter of South Africa's electricity. Seriti is Eskom's largest black-controlled coal supplier with a clear focus on providing secure, long-term coal supply solutions to fuel Eskom's fleet of power stations. Seriti, together with partners, intends to develop the New Largo project into a large-scale, opencast coal mine capable of providing the base load fuel requirements for Kusile Power Station. Website: https://seritiza.com
Sibanye-Stillwater is an independent, global precious metal mining group, producing a unique mix of metals that includes gold and the platinum group metals (PGMs). Domiciled in South Africa, Sibanye-Stillwater owns and operates a portfolio of high-quality operations and projects, which are grouped by region: the Southern Africa (SA) region and the United States (US) region. Globally, Sibanye-Stillwater is the third largest producer of palladium and platinum and features among the world’s top ten gold companies. The Southern Africa region houses the gold and PGM operations and projects located in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Our underground and surface gold mining operations in South Africa are the Driefontein and Kloof operations in the West Witwatersrand (West Wits) region of Gauteng and the Beatrix operation in the southern Free State. PGM assets in the Southern Africa region are Kroondal (50%PSA), the Rustenburg Operations (100%) and the tailings retreatment entity, Platinum Mile (91.7%) in North West Province, and Mimosa (50%) in Zimbabwe. The US region houses our PGM operations and projects located in the United States, Canada Argentina. These include the East Boulder and Stillwater mining operations which includes the Blitz project in Montana, in the United States, and two exploration-stage projects, Marathon, a PGM-copper porphyry in Ontario, Canada, and Altar, a copper-gold property in San Juan, Argentina. Website: www.sibanyestillwater.com
Thungela is one of the largest pure-play producers and exporters of thermal coal in South Africa, based on aggregate thermal coal reserves and marketable thermal coal production. Our business operates a site-driven structure supported by centralised corporate functions, to improve efficiency across our operations. As of 31 December 2020, Thungela employs 7,525 employees and independent contractors. This excludes third-party service providers. As a leader amongst South African thermal coal miners, we are committed to performing our operations with a view to a sustainable future, in accordance with our environmental, social and governance (ESG) programmes. Accordingly, our ESG framework prioritises those ESG areas most salient to host communities and stakeholders. It organises how these matters are integrated into Thungela’s operations. Thungela also holds a 50% interest in Phola, which owns and operates the Phola Coal Processing Plant, and a 23.22% indirect interest in Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT). RBCT is the largest coal export facility in Africa, with an advanced 24-hour operation and a design capacity of 91 MTPA. Website: www.thungela.com
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
At Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH) we believe that your business can only go from strength to strength when stakeholders work together. Our highly skilled mining and minerals experts are a solution-driven and dynamic team capable of offering a full range of services in a comprehensive, practical and commercial way. When it comes to mining, our team combines collaboration with experience, knowledge and insight to ensure we offer you the best advice and guidance across all aspects of the law. We have been key to some of the largest, most prominent resource industry matters and transactions in South and Sub-Saharan Africa including BEE deals, regulatory issues, mining M&A, mining sector restructurings and funding transactions. Website: www.cliffedekkerhofmeyr.com
Council for Geoscience
The Council for Geoscience (CGS) is one of the national science councils of South Africa. The CGS is the legal successor of the Geological Survey of South Africa, which was formed in 1912 by the amalgamation of three former surveys, the oldest of which — the Geological Commission of the Cape of Good Hope — was founded in 1895. The Geoscience Act, Act 100 of 1993, as amended, established the CGS in its present form. The CGS is listed as a Schedule 3A Public Entity in terms of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) (Act No. 1 of 1999). The CGS is a multidisciplinary institution empowered by diverse and highly skilled researchers who conduct world-class geoscientific research in order to contribute to Mineral and Energy Development, Water Security, Efficient Land Use, Infrastructure Development, Geo-hazards Mapping (Community Safety), Innovation, and Geoscience Diplomacy. Website: www.geoscience.org.za
With a prominent presence in African mining, we are entrusted by major local and international clients to service all their requirements by providing bespoke solutions to complicated problems. We have built a solid reputation over many years by handling large, complex mining and minerals transactions across the continent, covering exploration and prospecting, M&A, mine development, mineral royalty, mining regulation, project finance, resource finance, tax and restructuring. In addition, we have a market-leading mine health and safety offering, and our ESG experts provide advice on environmental, social and governance considerations. We add further value through our strong understanding of operational and technical aspects such as geology and mining engineering, as well as our deep knowledge of commercial, regulatory and geopolitical considerations. Website: www.ensafrica.com
Junior Mining Council
A voluntary junior miner representative non-profit membership entity focussing on serving the unique needs by being the voice for the junior mining sector, known as the Junior Mining Council. The junior mining sector is recognized to be vital to the overall health of the South African mining industry, especially in keeping it alive and growing. In South Africa, the term junior mining takes on a wider meaning than in other jurisdictions and includes exploration companies as well as small to mid-tier producers. The junior miner is no less important than their more established counterparts, and while explorers, developers, and smaller producers, might not be seen as miners in their own right, these often grow into bona fide mining companies. In this context the Junior Mining Council can play an invaluable role to the Junior Mining Sector in South Africa and beyond.
M&D Construction Group
M&D Construction, established in 1983 as a purely building construction firm, has grown to include many other construction and infrastructural disciplines. The company is committed to delivering quality workmanship through pride and teamwork, producing customer satisfaction in a safe working environment. M&D Construction is a Level 1 Black owned B-BBEE company with CIDB ratings of 9GB PE, 9CE PE and 9ME PE. Founded in 1983, with over 35 years of service to the construction industry, M&D Construction is a broad-based construction company that offers its clients a wide range of construction services: Civil and Infrastructure Engineering construction, Pipe lines in the water, fuel and gas industries, Oil and Energy and Special Projects.
The head office of M&D Construction is in Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa and the company operates in all provinces of SA. The company is tendering on projects in the neighbouring SADC countries and is confident that it will not be long before it secures a contract beyond the borders of South Africa. Website: mdconstruction.co.za
Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) is a division of Nedbank, a leading South African banking group with a presence in other African markets. Nedbank CIB provides the full spectrum of innovative corporate and investment banking products covering the transactional banking, markets, advisory, debt and equity needs of corporations, financial institutions, state owned entities and governments. We pride ourselves on our deep sector expertise with specialist teams dedicated to many sectors, including mining and resources, energy, infrastructure, oil and gas, telecommunications, aircraft and commodity trade finance. From a mining and resources perspective, Nedbank CIB offers a broad range of products tailored to the African mining industry, including structured working capital and term debt solutions ranging from vanilla transactional facilities to greenfield project finance. Website: cib.nedbank.co.za
Rand Mutual Assurance
Rand Mutual Assurance (RMA) was founded in 1894 by three mining companies as a mutual assurance company to insure and administer workmen’s compensation benefits. It was incorporated as a public company, and, as a mutual association, all policy holders automatically became shareholders. Years later, the South African government implemented legislation to regulate workers’ compensation benefits and RMA was issued a licence by the then Minister of Labour in terms of Section 30 of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases (COID) Act (Act 130 of 1993). The licence allowed RMA to continue providing and administering workers’ compensation to the mining sector and was later extended to include employers from the iron, steel, artificial limbs, galvanising, garages, metal, and related industries on 1 March 2015. Boasting a history of 129 years of existence, we’ve redefined our reason to exist and purpose as: We believe that workers are the heartbeat of the economy therefore, we pioneer unique value for money social insurance solutions to support their life’s journey. Given our purpose, we have a significant opportunity to enhance social insurance and are ideally positioned to be the partner of choice for employers seeking to give workers a full suite of health, wellness, and insurance services. Website www.randmutual.co.za
The SSC Group
Siyakhula Sonke Empowerment Corporation – derived from the Zulu phrase – ‘together we grow.’ The SSC Group’s philosophy is to build capacity in mining, energy and related services focussing on purchasing equity in specific targeted companies with exceptional growth potential, which may be realised through the process of empowerment, effective management and through leveraging of the SSC Group’s key strategic relationships and evolve from this foundation into direct mining investment, management and ownership. SSC has strong links with various key players within the mining industry which encapsulates the Group’s vision of growth through partnership. The SSC Group is a South African, 100% black-owned and majority black-women owned company, as well as a B-BBEE Level 1 Contributor. The SSC management team, drawn from in-house experts and strategic partners, has the appropriate best practice skills, with over 300 years of experience and current capacity to deliver value. Website: www.sscgroup.co.za
The Ukwazi Group
Ukwazi is a level 2 BEE company with an 18-year proven track record as an independent mining advisory company. Our dedicated teams, who have in-depth industry knowledge and experience, consistently deliver innovative mining , engineering , environmental solutions and valuation services that are strategically on point, technically excellent and which allow operations to be executed in a safe, sustainable and cost-effective way. Our public reports are accepted by funders and stock exchanges locally and internationally, while our due diligence work has been invaluable to potential investors. Ukwazi seamlessly integrates key activities and disciplines across the mining value chain, while simultaneously fostering growth, transformation and systems integration. From mine to market or pit to port, we do mining. Website: www.ukwazi.com
SSG Security offers our clients optimum security solutions and services on a national basis. SSG Security has a culture of pride in performance and integrity with a level of commitment that comes from employee satisfaction and motivation. As a wholly owned subsidiary of the SSG Group, we are dedicated to providing clients with value-focused services and results. SSG Security has earned a reputation for developing and utilising leading edge concepts to solve challenging situations. Our success lies with our hands-on management approach coupled with the commitment to anticipate and adapt to an ever-evolving set of client needs based on the triangular principles of manpower, procedures, and technology. Website: ssgsa.co.za/security/