Mindset change required

Stefanutti Stocks Mining Services provides mining clients across Southern Africa with professional engineering services in the fields of open cast contract mining, bulk material handling and waste residue disposal and recovery facilities. Our services include the provision of professional personnel, staff, plant and equipment as well as a wide range of associatedå design capabilities.

Previously known as Environmental, Civil and Mining Projects (or ECMP), we were established in 1991 and acquired by multidisciplinary construction group Stefanutti Stocks in 2007. Our skilled team of engineers, designers and support staff are based at the our head office in Johannesburg. Our operational teams are based at mining operations across the country including sites in Gauteng, Northern Cape, Mpumulanga, North West, KwaZulu Natal and Limpopo provinces.

 Our divisions include Contract Mining, Material Handling, Tailings Operations and Technical Services

Stefanutti Stocks Mining Services combines the capabilities of its four divisions to offer clients across the mining sector a comprehensive turnkey solution.

‘The mining sector remains absolutely vital for Africa’s future. The sharp declines in [commodity] prices means there are tremendous opportunities and there will be, no doubt, an adjustment and reshaping of the face of mining within Africa.

But there are many road blocks that make mining in Africa a difficult investment. African governments are moving their goal posts and the investor knows this already. The way it is going now will make any investor think twice.

Personally I think that mining in any country is the number one phase of development for economic growth. The industry and other infrastructures normally follow the mining industry. So in other words, mining puts dollars on the table for many people.

Africa is very rich in commodities and there must be a plan to make things work beter in Africa. We have to change the mind-set and work smart to generate success. This will only come with hard work and trust between governments and investors.

Once those issues are sorted out, the future of mining in Africa can be a great story that time will tell.

Our turnkey portfolio includes the establishment of fit-for-purpose mining solutions from initiation, through implementation to operations and closure. This one-stop shop solution includes feasibility; detail design, fabrication, construction and commissioning of all the necessary mine infrastructure; pollution control features and beneficiation plants; material handling and operational management of mining activities.