Located in Rietkuil outside Middelburg in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The Arnot coal mine resumed operations in 2019 under the new ownership and management of the consortium Arnot OpCo. In an unprecedented show of workers’ empowerment, 1 200 retrenched employees now hold their own stake in the Arnot colliery, and are able to steer the mine toward the future in a novel way, following its closure in 2015 after a coal supply agreement with Eskom expired. Website: arnotopco.com
Minerals Council South Africa
The Minerals Council South Africa (Minerals Council) is a mining industry employers’ organisation that supports and promotes the South African mining industry. The Minerals Council serves its members and promotes their interests by providing strategic support and advisory input. Website: www.mineralscouncil.org.za/
Orion Minerals, dual-listed on the Australian and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges (ASX: ORN, JSE: ORN), is a globally diversified resource company set to become a new generation base metals producer through the development of its Prieska Copper-Zinc Project in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province.
Since acquiring Prieska in 2015, Orion has rapidly made this brownfields project one of the few fully permitted, bankable and development-ready base metal assets worldwide.
Underpinned by a globally significant JORC compliant VMS Resource of 30.49Mt @ 1.2% Cu and 3.7% Zn, Prieska is forecast to produce ~22ktpa of copper and ~70ktpa of zinc over an initial 12-year life, generating A$1.6 billion in pre-tax free cash flow and a pre-tax NPV8% of A$779 million.
An emerging producer of the “future-facing” commodities required for global mega-trends such as decarbonisation and electrification, Orion has set new standards with its approach to ESG, community and stakeholder engagement, permitting and technology adoption, and is playing a leadership role in the resurgence of junior mining in South Africa.
Orion is working to complete project financing for Prieska, targeting production start-up in 2024. Website: orionminerals.com.au
African Sun Mining
African Sun Mining (Pty) Ltd, is a proudly South African, 100% Black-Owned, top opencast mining contractor, established in 2011. Our vision is to develop and grow African Sun Mining (Pty) Ltd to be the best hard and soft rock mining company, both in South Africa and internationally, with a commitment to Zero Tolerance on Safety. Furthermore, to continuously enhance our performance by delivering professional and quality services to our clients, combined with low production costs. Our missioncommission is to build sustainable and long-term partnerships with our clients based on ethical and fair business dealings, and to promote a corporate culture which is non-sectarian, non-political, and socially and environmentally responsible. In addition, to enhance and maintain a profitable mining company, while ensuring sustainable financialfinanciers returns to our stakeholders. At African Sun Mining, we offer a range of specialistspécialiste services to our clients including: Opencast Mining (including Mine Rehabilitation), Drilling and Blasting, Load and Haul, Crushing and Screening and Establishment of decline Shafts. African Sun Mining is proud of its fleet of specialist earthmoving, excavation, drilling and blasting, loading and hauling vehicles and equipment, all of which is maintained to the highest standards. Website: www.africansunmining.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 4600 people and offers flexible engineering and operations management services worldwide through 20 offices. Website: www.draglobal.com
ENSafrica is Africa’s largest law firm, with over 600 practitioners, and 100 years of experience in high-level, complex commercial work. The firm’s focus is on “what’s best for the client” and striving for excellence, in both offering and service. ENSafrica is committed to providing clients with cost-effective outcomes by ensuring work is done at the right level, and in the manner that best suits clients’ preferences and pricing structures.
ENSafrica’s mining team offers clients comprehensive 360° assistance with all of their mining-related legal matters throughout Africa. Its multi-disciplinary and tailor-made team of experts is best placed to find the most suitable solution for each client’s particular matter across the spectrum of legal services in the mining sector, including mining law, mine and occupational health and safety, project development and project finance, resource finance, mergers and acquisitions, environment, tax, regulatory, business rescue and insolvency, and any other relevant area. Website: www.ensafrica.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
Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. Website: www.woodplc.com