At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We're a network of firms in 157 countries with over 276,000 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 Centres 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 400 partners and over 9000 people in 34 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, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 513,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. 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 and sustainability across the mining value chain — from pit to port and from sensor to boardroom. Visit us at www.accenture.co.za
Rand Refinery is one of the world’s leading Gold and Silver Refiner and operates one of the largest low-grade gold recovery Smelters on the African Continent. One of a handful of London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) accredited referees globally, being the only LBMA Good Delivery refiner in Africa. Its pioneering spirit has enabled it to transform into global stature with a unique portfolio of products which includes Good Delivery bars, kilobars, minted bars, coin blanks as well as the Krugerrand.
Rand Refinery has a proud history of operations in South Africa and celebrates its centenary this year, a milestone few companies have reached. The refinery is driven by generations of employees who continue to reshape value and transform the sector to deliver world class products and services to global customers.
Rand Refinery conforms to the highest responsible sourcing, social, ethical, environmental and safety standards. Over 97% of the gold refined at Rand Refinery comes from primary producers which are mainly single point source shareholder and non – shareholder mines. All sourcing is aligned to the OECD requirements and compliant with the LBMA Responsible Gold and Silver Guidance. Shareholders are AngloGold Ashanti, Sibanye Stillwater, Harmony Gold, Goldfields and DRD Gold. Website: www.randrefinery.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
African Rainbow Minerals
African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) is a leading South African diversified mining and minerals company with long-life, low unit cost operations and significant growth opportunities. ARM mines and beneficiates iron ore, manganese ore and alloys, chrome ore and alloys, platinum group metals, copper, nickel and coal. ARM also has an investment in gold through its shareholding in Harmony. ARM’s strategy is focused on quality growth within its portfolio of assets and ensuring that all ARM’s operations are positioned below the 50th percentile of each commodity’s global cost curve. This is achieved, in conjunction with ARM’s joint venture partners, through volume growth and continuous improvement in operational efficiencies. In 2010 ARM successfully achieved its 2 X 2010 strategy to double production in its diversified portfolio of assets, and in 2012 ARM delivered its iron ore, coal and nickel growth projects. ARM’s growth of existing assets is supplemented by continuous assessment of acquisition and partnership opportunities and exploration in Africa. We do it better! 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 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.
Exxaro has an asset portfolio, which includes coal operations and investments in iron ore, residual pigment manufacturing and renewable energy (wind). The organisation prides itself in being more than just a mining business and strongly believes that empowering local communities in which it operates and making a positive impact on the world is central to its purpose.
The company assumes and actively practices a balanced approach for sustainable growth and impact to ensure that a future us secured for every one of its stakeholders. Exxaro’s purpose to Power better Lives in Africa and beyond will be achieved by responsibly investing in resources that will improve and sustain life on the continent. 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
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 feedstock for our Secunda (Sasol Synfuels) and Sasolburg (Sasolburg Operations) complexes in South Africa. While the coal we supply to Sasol Synfuels is mainly used as gasification feedstock, some is used to generate electricity. The coal we supply to the Sasolburg Operations is used to generate electricity and steam. We also export coal from the Twistdraai Export Plant to international power generation customers. For us at Sasol Mining, we are enabling our people to reach their full potential in capability with ZERO HARM whilst improving their wellbeing.
We promote social and economic development in South Africa by implementing Social Labour Plans (SLPs) and Local Economic Development Projects (LEDs). Our neighbors in municipalities across Mpumalanga and Free State provinces have benefitted in many ways from a variety of projects, including Multi-Purpose Centre, Energy Efficient High Mast Lights, and Waste Water Treatment Plant and Sewerage Reticulation Upgrades. Our culture journey is aligned with our Siyenza (We Do!) transformation project and set up to help us reach our vision of becoming ‘a revered mining company delivery sustainable value’. We have a special focus on diversity and have launched our Women in Mining forum, special PPE for our female colleagues, anti-Sexual harassment campaigns, studies and interventions, EE roadshows, and the like. We are transforming for the future!
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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
DRA Global is a diversified global engineering, project delivery and operations management group headquartered in Perth, Australia, with an impressive track record spanning more than three decades. Known for its collaborative approach and extensive experience in project development and delivery, as well as turnkey operations and maintenance services, DRA Global delivers optimal solutions that are tailored to meet clients’ needs. With expertise in the areas of project development, mining, mineral processing, plant optimisation, operational readiness, systems integration, operations and maintenance and related water, energy, industrial and infrastructure requirements, DRA Global delivers truly comprehensive solutions to the resources sector. DRA Global employs over 4500 people and offers flexible engineering and operations management services worldwide through 18 offices. Website: www.draglobal.com