2019 Sponsors



PwCLead Sponsor


PwC

PwC helps organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 250 000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory 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
Our set of solutions for mining clients, whether a large multinational or a smaller entrepreneur, ranges from exploration to operations, mine closure and rehabilitation. Our services are tailored to meet the specific needs of each client, taking into account size, location and sector. Our in-depth knowledge and understanding of Africa's operating environments enable us to offer tailored services and solutions for every business challenge.

Our Mining Centres of Excellence in Africa are equipped to assist with the various requirements and requests of companies operating within the mining industry. Our strategies are developed and matured to ensure that we support all companies operating throughout the African continent, made possible through concerted co-ordination between the centres in all three of the regions in which we operate.

PwC is the biggest professional services firm in Africa based on staff numbers, turnover and office footprint. With more than 9000 people in 34 countries, we see opportunities, where others see challenges.

Website: http://www.pwc.co.za/en/industries/mining/index.jhtml

 

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DeloitteCorporate Partner Sponsor


Deloitte

Deloitte Southern Africa is a leading professional services firm in Africa, providing Audit, Consulting, Corporate Finance, Taxation Services and Risk Advisory services through nearly 3 800 people in 12 offices across 17 cities in Southern Africa.

In the Republic of South Africa, Deloitte operates as Deloitte & Touche. Deloitte & Touche is a part of Deloitte Africa. Deloitte Africa is a member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (“DTTL”), a UK private company limited by guarantee. Website: www2.deloitte.com/za/en.html

 

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J.P. MorganCorporate Partner Sponsor


J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $19.9 trillion of assets under custody and $364.8 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world.
We are committed to our business in South Africa, and we are one of the most prominent foreign financial services firms in the country. From Johannesburg and Cape Town, we provide clients with products and services from across our corporate and investment bank and asset management lines of business. Our branch in South Africa is an authorised financial services provider.
For further information, please visit https://www.jpmorgan.com/country/ZA/EN/about

 

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DRA GlobalPremium Sponsor


DRA Global

DRA Global is a diversified global engineering, project delivery and operations management group, with an impressive +30-year track record. Known for its collaborative approach and extensive experience in project origination 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, operations & maintenance and related water, energy, and infrastructure requirements, DRA Global delivers truly comprehensive solutions to the resources sector. The organisation employs over 4000 people and offers flexible engineering and operations management services worldwide through 16 offices. 
For more information, visit www.draglobal.com

 

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FaskenPremium Sponsor


Fasken

With more than 150 years of mining industry experience and an established presence in Africa for over 130 years, our firm has earned an unparalleled international reputation. We structure transactions to promote cross-border efficiencies, reduce exposure to political and regulatory risk and facilitate financing. Fasken has recently been named Who’s Who Legal’s Global Mining Law Firm of the Year in 2018, making our firm a winner for the tenth time (and fourth consecutive win) - more times than any other law firm worldwide. We would be privileged to put all our expertise at your service. Website: www.fasken.com

 

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ENSafricaPremium Sponsor


ENSafrica

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

 

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IsoMetrixPremium Sponsor


IsoMetrix

IsoMetrix is a leading provider of GRC solutions for the extractive industries. Recognised by Verdantix as a Leader in the Verdantix Green Quadrant and one of the 12 best SHEQ products worldwide, IsoMetrix has over the past 17 years built a strong reputation for providing mining companies with web-based solutions for managing a wide range of disciplines including SHEQ, Enterprise Risk Management, Compliance and Social and Environmental Sustainability. We pride ourselves on helping our customers to better manage their risk, reduce the incidence of lost time injuries and section 54s, and secure their social licence to operate. Based in South Africa and with offices in Australia, Canada and the USA, IsoMetrix is well positioned to help all miners achieve a level of governance that will attract and retain investment. Website: www.isometrix.com.

 

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OIM GroupPremium Sponsor


OIM Group

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.oimgroup.com

 

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Rand Merchant BankPremium Sponsor


Rand Merchant Bank

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), a division of FirstRand Bank Limited is a leading African corporate and investment bank and part of one of the largest financial services groups in Africa. We offer our clients innovative, value-added advisory, funding, trading, corporate banking and principal investing solutions. We have representative offices and subsidiaries in the UK, India, China, and the Middle East and access to a network of retail banks in 25 African countries. We value mutually rewarding relationships and constantly question existing models and develop innovative and bespoke solutions to deliver on our business philosophy and brand promise: Traditional values. Innovative ideas. For more information please visit: www.rmb.co.za

 

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African Rainbow MineralsMining Industry Partner


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

 

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Anglo AmericanMining Industry Partner


Anglo American

Anglo American plc is a globally diversified mining business. Our portfolio of world-class competitive mining operations and undeveloped resources provides the raw materials to meet the growing consumer-driven demands of the world’s developed and maturing economies. Our people are at the heart of our business. It is our people who use the latest technologies to find new resources, plan and build our mines and who mine, process and move and market our products – from diamonds (through De Beers) to platinum and other precious metals and copper – to our customers around the world. As a responsible miner, we are the custodians of those precious resources. We work together with our key partners and stakeholders to unlock the long-term value that those resources represent for our shareholders, but also for the communities and countries in which we operate – creating sustainable value and making a real difference. Website: www.angloamerican.com

 

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ExxaroMining Industry Partner


Exxaro

Exxaro Resources Limited is a black-empowered South Africa-based diversified resources groups with interests in the coal, titanium dioxide, ferrous and energy markets situated in South Africa, Europe and the United States of America. As at the end of 2016, Exxaro was the largest supplier of coal to Eskom and the fourth largest South African coal exporter with current production of almost 40 million tonnes per annum, and is listed on the JSE Limited, where it is a constituent of both the Top 40 and Socially Responsible Investment indices. Although just 10 years old, Exxaro’s pedigree and skills were built over decades as a company rooted in South Africa and respected by its peers for its innovation, ethics and integrity. Based on a well-executed strategy, solid returns, access to funds and quality resources. Exxaro is a unique listed investment opportunity which foresees development and growth along the energy value chain within the African continent. Website: www.exxaro.com

 

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Harmony Gold Mining Company LimitedMining Industry Partner


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

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Impala PlatinumMining Industry Partner


Impala Platinum

Website: www.implats.co.za

 

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Minerals Council South AfricaMining Industry Partner


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

 

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Sasol MiningMining Industry Partner


Sasol Mining

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. 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 a clinic, fire station, roads and bridges. Sasol Mining is creating a platform for women in Mining. A women in mining forum was launched in 2015 and has made tremendous strides since then. The forum addresses matters specific to women such as PPE, underground ablution, career development and wellness. Website: www.sasol.co.za/about-sasol/operating-business-units/mining/overview

 

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Sibanye-StillwaterMining industry Partner


Sibanye-Stillwater

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

 

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Vedanta Zinc InternationalMining Industry Partner


Vedanta Zinc International

Vedanta Zinc International (VZI) – headquartered in Johannesburg – is a grouping of zinc assets located in South Africa, Namibia and Ireland, owned by India-based Vedanta Limited, a listed subsidiary of Vedanta Resources plc. Its operations include Black Mountain Mining (BMM) and the associated flagship Gamsberg Project in South Africa’s Northern Cape province, and Skorpion Zinc Mine and Refinery in the //Kharas region of Namibia. Mining and milling at the Lisheen Mine in Ireland was concluded in December 2015 after 17 years of operation and the mine is currently in an active closure mode. VZI’s vision is to create an integrated world-class regional zinc complex comprising Black Mountain Mining (including Gamsberg) and the Skorpion Zinc mining and refining operations. The values of trust, entrepreneurship, innovation, excellence, integrity, respect and care form the core of VZI’s business.
Website: https://vedanta-zincinternational.com 

 

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African Sun MiningNetworking Sponsor


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 mission 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 financial returns to our stakeholders. At African Sun Mining, we offer a range of specialist 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

 

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Cliffe Dekker HofmeyrNetworking Sponsor


Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

At Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH) we believe that your business can only go from strength to strength when parties work together. Our highly skilled mining and minerals experts are a solution-driven and dynamic team capable of offering a full range of services in a comprehensive and commercial way. When it comes to mining, our team combines collaboration with experience, knowledge and insight to ensure we offer you the best advice and guidance across all aspects of the law. We have been key to some of the largest, most prominent resource industry matters and transactions in South and Sub-Saharan Africa including BEE deals, regulatory issues, mining M&A, mining sector restructurings and funding transactions. Website: www.cliffedekkerhofmeyr.com

 

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Fraser AlexanderNetworking Sponsor


Fraser Alexander

Vision: “To be the preferred outsourcing mining services partner in Africa”. Founded in 1912, Fraser Alexander provides customized, innovative, outsourced solutions to the Mining Industry in the disciplines of Open Cast Mining, Bulk Materials Handling, Mineral Processing, Tailings and Discard Management, Water Treatment and Construction, encompassing asset and inventory management as well as Operation and Maintenance. While based in Jet Park, Boksburg, South Africa, the Company is operational on over 250 mining sites in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Mali, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Tanzania, Chile, Brazil and Australia. Website: www.fraseralexander.co.za

 

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Fraser McGillNetworking Sponsor


Fraser McGill

Fraser McGill is a Johannesburg-based company, providing independent advisory services to junior and mid-tier companies in the mining and minerals sector globally. We assist our customers to make informed investment decisions concerning their mining asset and project portfolios, and company executives and management with their strategy development process by guiding them on the path to shareholder value. We believe that there is always a different and better way to conceive, design, engineer and manage a mining project or investment to extract maximum value despite a challenging market and operating environment. Being flexible, independent and highly customer-focused, we offer executive level advice that is discreet, trusted and custom-fit to your business. Our project, technical, cost-estimating and financial-modelling services are customer-organisation embedded, providing applicable and appropriate solutions and tools where and when you need them. Website: www.frasermcgill.com

 

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Last Mile GroupNetworking Sponsor


Last Mile Group

The Last Mile Group ("LMG") is a association of companies that form part of the Last Mile Fund. The objectives of the group is to capitalise on our synergies, collaborate on research and development and to share technology, resources and expertise; for the collective benefit of our group, our clients and South African mining and manufacturing sectors.

The Last Mile Fund ("LMF") brings together over R1 billion of Broad-based Black Capital, with Mining and Industrial engineering expertise with the purpose of funding and nurturing South Africa's next generation of great companies. The Last Mile Fund, a growth capital fund, was created by Patrice Motsepe's African Rainbow Capital, Bernard Swanepoel, Sipho Nkosi, and Clinton Halsey.

The LMF through its networks, resources, and active participation in management, invests in innovative and world class South African companies and projects within the mining and industrial sectors.

 

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Partners in PerformanceNetworking Sponsor


Partners in Performance

PIP works side by side with our clients to drive bottom-line, sustainable improvement. Unlike most management consulting firms, we don’t just create one-time improvement, we drive enduring performance transformation. We’re known for the speed in which we implement and the large-scale results we achieve. In the last four years alone, our clients have achieved more than $10bn of measurable revenue and cost improvements, along with $40 billion in capital cost reductions and $1 billion in sourcing savings. But our real measure of success is your organisation’s ability to sustain and improve on those results long after we are gone. Website: www.pip.global/en/regions/africa

 

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RMANetworking Sponsor


RMA

RMA is South Africa’s leading administrator of choice for occupational injuries and diseases for mining, iron, steel, metal and related industries. Founded on 1 June 1894, RMA is an organisation that is compassionate and caring – goes the extra mile to ensure that beneficiaries and their families receive the care and compensation they are entitled to when they have sustained either a work-related injury or occupational disease. Within the RMA Group, there are more insurance product offerings uniquely designed to offer 24-hour cover against injuries to close the gaps not covered by COIDA, as well as a market-leading IT compensation solution. Website www.randmutual.co.za

 

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SRK ConsutlingNetworking Sponsor


SRK Consutling

SRK Consulting is an independent consulting practice of professional technical engineers and scientists providing integrated solutions to the natural resource and infrastructure sectors. Our team of professionals provides a comprehensive range of technical services to the mining, water, environment, infrastructure and energy sectors. With a powerful skills base of 1,400 specialists in over 45 SRK offices on six continents. Our integrated multi-disciplinary teams collaborate across the globe to ensure profitable and sustainable projects for our clients. We develop and apply leading-edge technologies and methods in our specialized services. SRK’s core business includes pre-feasibility studies, feasibility studies, due diligence studies, audits and reviews, as well as designs and specifications for major projects worldwide. Our solutions cut across various fields, allowing us to do engineering studies and design in markets from bulk water supply and mine infrastructure to buildings and wind power sites. We work with clients on all phases of projects, from planning, design and implementation, right through to operational stages and project closure. Website: www.srk.co.za

 

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The Ukwazi GroupNetworking Sponsor


The Ukwazi Group

Ukwazi is a level 2 BEE company with a 14-year proven track record as an independent mining advisory. We provide onsite technical services from exploration to budget planning, outsourced technical services, contract management, technical system implementation and training. Our mining study teams deliver engineering services, feasibility studies and competent person reports for listed companies or mergers and acquisitions. Since 2016, Ukwazi has a successful operations division as an open pit and underground mining contracting company. Our long hole open stoping and surface mining contracting companies have grown to 150 people. We have a strong in-house skills base on safety, production management and supervision, specialist equipment operators, equipment maintenance and charging, blasting, load and haul. Website: www.ukwazi.com

 

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WorleyNetworking Sponsor


Worley

Worley is a leading global provider of professional project and asset services in the energy, chemicals and resources sectors. We provide our customers with a wide range of consulting and advisory services, and deep technical expertise across multiple projects. Our integrated offerings cover full asset management services and engineering, procurement and construction capabilities, across all phases of an asset’s lifecycle. We are known for our inventive approach, technology and teaming to deliver superior results, and our customers have access to a wide network of highly capable people around the world to help them meet the world's changing energy, chemicals and resources needs. Website: www.worley.com

 

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SSG SecuritySecurity Sponsor


SSG Security

SSG Security’s founder Mr. Jorge Ferreira who was also the founder of Protea Coin and listed Mvelaserve (ZAR 1.9 billion) on the JSE is one of the most experienced CEO’s in the security industry with more than 35 years of experience in the South African Security Industry. We are therefore proud to state that we have comprehensive knowledge and expertise to manage the risks our clients face on a day to day basis. With this in mind we believe that the environment in which we operate today requires a professional and holistic approach, with due consideration of critical security and safety standards, in order to meet and deliver on client expectations. SSG Security has earned a reputation for developing and utilising leading edge concepts to solve challenging situations. Our success lies with our hands-on management approach coupled with the commitment to anticipate and adapt to and ever evolving security risks and client requirements. SSG Security has proven expertise and trained resources through its divisions to deliver the full suite of fully-integrated security services, including event security, mining security, industrial, retail and warehousing security, technical surveillance, CCTV and alarm monitoring, electronic counter measures, close protection (VIPs), vetting, profiles and forensic investigations to meet current and future industry requirements. Our Sector Specialists ensure that our clients are provided with best practice solutions based on years of experience. Website: www.ssgsa.co.za

 

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