Letter From Management | i-Zizwe Dec 2023

December 29, 2023 Tags

As 2023 comes to an end, we reflect on all the recurring and new opportunities that we as a company had the privilege to cultivate in the last 12 months. Established in 2003, our mere second contract since our existence was secured as a 12-month contract. We recently marked a milestone by securing another contract with the same Mine approximately twenty years later.

In addition to this success, Zizwe Batlase, a joint venture between Zizwe Opencast Mining and the Baphalane Community, achieved notable milestones.

In this edition, Mina Motheng, Director at Zizwe Batlase, shares insights into her new role, background, and career path. Colani Biya, Contracts Manager at Seriti, details his nearly 9-year journey with the company, qualifications, and career aspirations. Tshepo Kgatimarema Msiza, Supervisor at Seriti, discusses his five-year tenure, qualifications, career path, and life motto.

Zizwe Opencast Mining's approach to care and maintenance in opencast mining is also featured in the Mining Weekly publication. Allan McCormack, Technical and Commercial Director, emphasized the importance of customized services during care and maintenance phases. The company's expertise was showcased in the successful completion of a care-and-maintenance project for a major opencast chrome mine in Limpopo.

Zizwe's community engagement efforts highlight a collaborative effort with local benefactors, Zizwe Opencast Mining facilitated the construction of a new state-of-the-art church for the Ga Manyaka Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Africa.

Our team, captained by Chairman, Howard Manaaso Maimela and CEO, Kobie Pruis has been a true reflection of teamwork which has resulted in increased production over the year. We would like to thank every employee for your unwavering commitment to the “Yellow Badge” and your collaborative efforts in making Zizwe great!