Lafarge Zambia continues to supply projects up and down Zambia, its high-quality cement products a go-to solution for construction clients and contractors.
Dangote Cement Ghana
Dangote Cement has established itself as a go-to for quality and nationwide coverage, its products helping to build vital infrastructure and homes across the country.
Curo Fund Services
Curo Fund Services is not only adopting a new automated platform that will transform its way of working, but also an evolved culture underpinned by two core values and a shift in the home-office paradigm.
Ghana’s Gold StandardRocksure International has been providing the full value chain of mining services for more than a decade, rising from humble beginnings into a 1,000-strong, Ghanaian-led enterprise Writer: Tom Wadlow | Project Manager: Josh Mann Gold mining has long been a staple economic activity in Ghana. Historical sources show that gold was mined in West Africa as early as the fifth century, well before European settlers began to monopolise the trade during the colonial era. And while it is uncertain when exactly gold mining began in Ghana specifically, it continues to be the nation’s most significant domestic revenue generator. In 2017, for instance, total mining fiscal receipts paid to the Ghana Revenue Authority stood at around $370 million, up 31 percent on the previous year. This illustrious history and relative stability of the current marketplace make Ghanaian mining an attractive proposition for organisations and individuals to pursue opportunities.For instance, Rocksure International established itself as a provider of mining services in the country just over 10 years ago. Through execution of a local-oriented strategy, the company has built up considerable capacity and flexibility for implementing measures to meet the challenges of planning, equipping and staffing various mining sites, with operations also in Mali. For Fabian Limberger, Chief Commercial Officer and one of very few expatriates managing the company, the chance to explore this industry was too good to turn down. With a background in finance and investment (in particular with mergers and acquisitions), Limberger worked for civil and mechanical engineering companies before joining Rocksure International nine years ago, his previous role being in Ghana…
Powered by more than CoalNot only is Londani Coal ambitiously expanding operations, it is also determined to continue empowering staff and engaging the local community Writer: Dani Redd | Project Manager: Josh Mann South Africa is a country powered by coal. Last year it produced 258.9 million tonnes, around 70 percent of which was used domestically (taking care of 80 percent of the country’s needs), with the rest being exported, activity which accounts for nine percent of the world’s supply. Needless to say, coal mining is a major contributor to the country’s GDP, also providing around 100,000 direct jobs. But that’s not to say the mining industry is without its challenges. According to Selim Kaymak, Chief Executive Officer of Londani Coal, net investment in the industry has declined by 15 percent in the past eight years, while major energy producers face their own difficulties – high debt levels and operating costs, capacity constraints and aging equipment. And then, of course, there’s the ongoing impact of COVID-19. “The demand for electricity and liquid fuel products is dropping and the producing entities have limited stockpiling space for stock feed or end products,” Kaymak says. “This will in turn impact or disrupt current coal supply streams which will have an adverse effect on a market already under pressure.” It is hard to imagine how companies can survive, let alone thrive, in such challenging conditions, but Londoni Coal is doing just that.A young and dynamic companyThe firm was established in 2006 in the South African province of Mpumalanga. In January 2017 it re-commissioned a processing plant…
Black Royalty Minerals : A Beacon for Quality and Responsibility
A Beacon for Quality and Responsibility Black Royalty Minerals is showing that coal mining continues to be a vital socioeconomic contributor in South Africa.
Alexander Forbes Botswana
Alexander Forbes continues to impart financial and social benefit to the people of Botswana through a customer-centric approach, diversified products and extensive social responsibility initiatives.
The Fluid Transfer CompanyPirtek Africa is supplying quality fluid transfer products and solutions to all kinds of industrial clients, at the same time empowering local entrepreneurs through its franchise business model Writer: Tom Wadlow | Project Manager: Josh Mann Almost every industry requires the transfer of fluid in some shape or form.From the oils and lubricants, chemicals, food, fuel and water, commercial activity all over the world is reliant on fluid transfer solutions, be it mining, construction, manufacturing, energy and everything in between.It is a fact of industry that will never change, and since 1980 Australian-born Pirtek has been an ever-present and market leading supplier of such products and related services, moving into the African continent in 1999 and never looking back.Kieron Goss helped to build up and now leads this African division as Managing Director.“Prior to that I was also involved with Pirtek in Australia,” he recalls. “Our family has roots in South Africa and we took the decision with the support of head office in Australia to start up in South Africa. There was always room in the market for a company such as Pirtek and since 1999 we have had year on year growth.“The African market is one of the largest in the world and also one with the most potential for a company such as ours to grow and flourish – we view Africa as one of the next big markets for Pirtek as a global organisation. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the organisation here, an achievement that highlights how Pirtek is a great brand and also a great company to work for.”Today, Pirtek has presence through multiple channels and…