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“We focus on leveraging technical and industry insight and expertise to drive operational excellence and commercial success”

We are one of the largest specialist

mining service providers in Africa

About Us

Ukwazi is a South African based mining services provider committed to transparent and effective transformation within the industry, in partnership with clients and technical partners.

At Ukwazi, we recognise that mining is a significant contributor to GDP, economic growth and employment – particularly in South Africa and across the continent. It is also the basis for the sustainability of other critical sectors such as manufacturing and energy. Our services ensure for ongoing industry growth,skills development and capacity building

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We advise our clients every
step of the way – from mine
to market and pit to port.

We focus on three core areas:

ADVISORY

Conducting expert advice, mining studies, independent reports, and onsite technical services.
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MINING OPERATIONS

Delivering contract mining solutions and SMME support.
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SYSTEMS INTEGRATION

Creating a platform for continuous business and improvement.
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We are committed to:

  • SAFETY

    Underpinned by strict adherence to global safety standards and best practice risk mitigation

  • TRANSPARENCY

    Transparent engagement and reporting as well as regulatory compliance

  • INNOVATION

    Developing innovative technology that leverages technical excellence and experience in mining

  • PRODUCTIVITY

    Enhanced profitability and cost-effective engineering solutions

  • DEVELOPMENT

    Driving skills development and job creation and providing local, on-the ground sector experts

Passionate

sector specialists

“Our teams thrive on in-depth sector knowledge and expertise”

OUR TEAM

We believe in strong, diverse and focused teams, led by experienced and qualified sector specialists with proven track records. Team members bring with them unique and complementary skills within their respective disciplines; adding value to Ukwazi’s proven and outcome-driven processes from project inception through to execution.

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Jaco Lotheringen

Managing Director

Pr Eng Mining Engineering 

Prior to joining Ukwazi in 2004, Jaco worked at Lower Quartile Solutions where he was involved in platinum, gold and iron ore projects for BHP Billiton and Lonmin, amongst others. Before this, he fulfilled a corporate technology and mining processes role, focusing on heavy minerals, coal and base metals for opencast and underground mining methods.

Spencer Eckstein | Director: Business Development and Legal | Ukwazi

Spencer Eckstein

Director: Business Development and Legal

Masters of Law (LLM)
Master’s in Business Administration (MBA)

Before starting at Ukwazi, Spencer was a legal and risk manager for Golder Associates, a Canadian mining and engineering consultancy. Prior to this he worked at Rio Tinto as it legal and commercial manager for Southern and Central Africa. Spencer has extensive experience as a strategy consultant having worked for various management consulting companies such as Manto Management and Letsema Consulting, as well as various BEE investment companies such as Izingwe Capital and Mafika Investments.

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Ntokozo Xaba

Director

Degree in Project Management

Ntokozo is currently a director at Ukwazi and also founder and CEO of XET Group, an ICT and engineering solutions and services provider that helps enterprises transform through infrastructure and digitalisation. A skilled software engineer, Ntokozo has just over two decades’ experience in ICT, financial services, and petrochemical organisations. His specialisations comprise enterprise systems management, project management, business process management and networking.

27 Countries

on 5 Continents

Our experience

With more than a decade’s experience in the African and Middle East mining sectors, our knowledge of mining methods and settings, as well as the unique constraints and opportunities available, is extensive. This in-depth understanding of markets and industry has seen Ukwazi grow throughout these regions; delivering effective and niche mining services to the sector.

“Our technical teams are familiar with local mining methods and mineralisation styles, ensuring for seamless design and delivery”

OUR GLOBAL OPERATIONAL FOOTPRINT

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THE LAST YEAR IN NUMBERS

  • 12 LOM plans
  • 2 Mining contract management sites
  • 23 Ore Reserve estimates
  • 8 Mining budget plans
  • 3 Coal feasibility studies
  • 2 Active contract mining sites
  • 5 Ore Reserve reviews
  • 5 Underground feasibility studies
  • 2 Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve reports
  • 5 On-site technical teams
  • 4 CPR and ITRs
  • 21 Technical training courses

About Us

Ukwazi is a South African based mining services provider committed to transparent and effective transformation within the industry, in partnership with clients and technical partners.

At Ukwazi, we recognise that mining is a significant contributor to GDP, economic growth and employment – particularly in South Africa and across the continent. It is also the basis for the sustainability of other critical sectors such as manufacturing and energy. Our services ensure for ongoing industry growth, skills development and capacity building.

See our profile

We focus on three core areas:

ADVISORY

Conducting expert advice, mining studies, independent reports, and onsite technical services.
FIND OUT MORE

MINING OPERATIONS

Delivering contract mining solutions and SMME support.
FIND OUT MORE

SYSTEMS INTEGRATION

Creating a platform for continuous business and improvement.
FIND OUT MORE

We are committed to:

SAFETY

Underpinned by strict adherence to global safety standards and best practice risk mitigation.

TRANSPARENCY

Transparent engagement and reporting as well as regulatory compliance.

INNOVATION

Developing innovative technology that leverages technical excellence and experience in mining

PRODUCTIVITY

Enhanced profitability and cost-effective engineering solutions.

DEVELOPMENT

Driving skills development & job
creation and providing local, on
the ground sector experts.

Sector specialists

proven track records

OUR TEAM

We believe in strong, diverse and focused teams, led by experienced and qualified sector specialists with proven track records. Team members bring with them unique and complementary skills within their respective disciplines; adding value to Ukwazi’s proven and outcome-driven processes from project inception through to execution.

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Jaco Lotheringen

Managing Director

Pr Eng Mining Engineering

Spencer Eckstein | Director: Business Development and Legal | Ukwazi

Spencer Eckstein

Director: Business Development and Legal

Masters of Law (LLM)
Master’s in Business Administration (MBA)

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Ntokozo Xaba

Director

Degree in Project Management

OPERATIONAL FOOTPRINT

OUR EXPERIENCE

With more than a decade’s experience in the African and Middle East mining sectors, our knowledge of mining methods and settings, as well as the unique constraints and opportunities available, is extensive.

This in-depth understanding of markets and industry has seen Ukwazi grow throughout these regions; delivering effective and niche mining services to the sector.

“Our technical teams are familiar with local mining methods and mineralisation styles, ensuring for seamless design and delivery.”

27 Countries

on 5 Continents

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