A typical mine lifecycle can be segmented generally into four stages along its development value curve: Exploration, Pre-Development, Development Capital Expenditure and Production. We have clustered our investment opportunities according to four elements within the value chain:
*Greenfields: Investment opportunity targets that are not considered to be cash-generating assets (typically comprising a single asset in the Pre-Development phase of its mine lifecycle).
*Brownfields : Investment opportunity targets that are considered to be cash-generating assets (typically comprising a single asset or more, where at least one asset is at the Production Stage of its mine lifecycle, e.g. outright acquisition, secondary and top-up empowerment transactions). The bulk of our investments will be directed towards these types of opportunities.
We aim to invest capital in companies that provide critical or core services to the mine, with the long-term view of establishing a black owned mining services company.
Mining supplies We also have a keen interest in investing in companies that supply mining consumables and equipment.
Key to our strategy is to invest as well in companies that offer mining logistics services.
An experienced team
Mkhize Mining Investments traditional entrepreneurial spirit and commercial approach to opportunities gleams within the Mining Resources team, which has over 25 years combined experience. Our blend of competencies and operational expertise is coupled with financing and investment experience in acquisition, corporate and project financing that spans various commodities in the mining sector.
The Mkhize Mining Investment goals include:
*Investing in greenfield and brownfield opportunities across our chosen commodity platforms, with a special focus on the coal sector;
*Partnering with mining companies to achieve the objectives of the Mineral Resource & Petroleum Development Act and the Mining Charter;
*Partnering with other groups in order to achieve critical mass;
*Leveraging off the community of companies to add value to all our investment companies and partners;
*Building communities around our mining areas.
Permission from royal chief
Fostering and maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders is a vital strength of Mkhize Mining Investments. We have garnered support from the local Pedi royal chiefs who have not only given us written permission to work on their lands, but also has strong communication with our company.
Working with the Bakone Ba Manyaka Tribal Authority in Polokwane, we have been granted permissions to surface mine Clapham Farm. These permissions come directly from Chief Mokwadibe Manyaka with whom we communicate with regularly.
Pedi has been a cultural/linguistic term – previously used to describe the entire set of people speaking various dialects of the Sotho language who live in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, more recently, the term “Northern Sotho” has replaced “Pedi” to characterise this loose collectivity of groups.
The Pedi polity included the people living within the area over which the Maroteng dynasty established dominance during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Even this narrower usage should not be understood in a rigid sense because many fluctuations occurred in the extent of this polity’s domination during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and processes of relocation and labour migration have resulted in the widespread scattering of its former subjects.
The Northern Sotho have been subdivided into the high-veld Sotho, which are comparatively recent immigrants mostly from the west and southwest, and the low-veld Sotho, who combine immigrants from the north with inhabitants of longer standing. The high-veld Sotho include the Pedi (in the narrower sense), Tau, Kone, Roka, Ntwane, Mphahlele, Tšhwene, Mathabathe, Kone (Matlala), Dikgale, Batlokwa, Gananwa (Mmalebogo), Mmamabolo, and Moletše. The low-veld Sotho include the Lobedu, Narene, Phalaborwa, Mogoboya, Kone, Kgakga, Pulana, Pai, Kutswe. Groups are named by using the names of totemic animals and, sometimes, by alternating or combining these with the names of famous chiefs.
Corporate Social Investment
The What and Why of CSI
What is Corporate Social Investment?
At Mkhize Mining Investments CSI encompasses projects that are external to the normal business activities of a company and not directly for purposes of increasing company profit. These projects have a strong developmental approach and utilise company resources to benefit and uplift communities and are not primarily driven as marketing initiatives.
Corporate Social Responsibility & Corporate Social Investment
Corporate social investment originated from philanthropy when the value it added to the reputation of the organisation was recognised. Previously, the terms CSI and CSR were used interchangeably, but have now been defined separately. CSR refers to an organisation’s total responsibility towards the business environment in which it operates. CSR describes the broader solution to triple-bottom-line matters of the 3Ps – profit, people and planet. CSI is one of the sub-components of CSR and aims to uplift communities in such a way that the quality of life is generally improved and safeguarded.
CSI Investment Portfolios
- Social Entrepreneurship Development
- Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET)
- Agriculture and food security
- Arts and Culture
- Early Childhood Development (ECD)
- Information Communications Technology (ICT) and Telecommunications
- Job Creation
- Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVC)
- Sports development
- Skills Development
What can CSI do for you?
- By becoming a good corporate citizen you can improve your organisation’s competitive edge in terms of attracting and retaining investors, clients and employees.
- CSI demonstrates the ‘heart’ of your company and can enhance your credibility.
- Improve the living conditions of your employees, their families and the communities in which you operate, thereby creating a sense of employee satisfaction and loyalty.
- Contribute to and support your marketing tools: i.e. brand awareness.
- Align your company with industry charters: SRI (Social Responsibility Index) and GRI (Global Reporting Index).
- Stabilise the social and economic environment.
- Generate new business ideas.
- Generate inquiries about your business operations.
- Enhance your company’s corporate image and ultimately your Return On Investment.
Mkhize Mining Investments has already undertaken a number of projects. They include:
*Building a basket ball court
We are also opening a charity home for orphans.