We provide sustainable Mineral Beneficiation solutions



Having or showing great knowledge or learning as a result of formal qualificationsdecades of practical experience on the African continent and moreover, understanding what it takes to deliver in a challenging environment.

This is not only our slogan, but a fundamental business principle by which we operate in everything we do. Erudite is committed to developing a caring, preventative safety culture across our organisation and on all projects where we are active. Safety consciousness drives the action of every employee at every location, every day.

Our people deserve it, our clients rely on it and our performance depends on it.

We strive to constantly improve the awareness and implementation of safe working environments at all levels of the projects and organisations that we are associated with.

Safety should not be driven by the need to be compliant, but rather by the drive to always do the right things to ensure the desired outcome is achieved.


54 Different Countries

“Understanding Africa means understanding it’s differences”

International mining companies, both in Australia and Canada, have warmly received our offering of African support as part of, or an extension of owner’s teams. Our successful track record in the delivery of multiple projects across the continent places us in an enviable position relative to the competition. We are able to support mining companies in all facets of their projects on the continent from Localisation, Legal requirements, through geology and every engineering discipline to construction management.

Beyond South Africa, the Erudite team has the understanding that Africa is not a single continent with a single set of rules, but rather 54 different countries – each with its own set of requirements, languages, cultures, legislation and history. Our deep understanding of the unique challenges in each country significantly reduces project development risk.

leadership team

Drawing on our deep pool of knowledge, we bring vital engineering experience, technical capability and design expertise to the table. Then we listen deeply and intently. We see the opportunities, possibilities and potential that others don’t. Through a range of unique creative processes and skills, we collaborate with our clients to re-imagine, shape and design a better future.

Hector Mapheto

Hector is a prosperous registered professional chemical engineer.
He leads up the Process Engineering team of Erudite.

Johann de Bruin

Johann, the CEO,  is a practised mining industry executive and his impressive track record gives Erudite Group an enviable position in the African industrial space.

Vincent Raseroka

Vincent (Vince) is a respected businessman in South Africa having served several large corporates at executive level. Assuming the role as executive chairman of the Erustrat Group of companies sees him diversifying his corporate journey into the mining industry.

Stefan Venter

Stefan is an expert in doing complex business throughout the African continent. As the CFO, he is fully responsible for the organisation’s financial and administration functions.

Hercu Smit

As a professional electrical engineer and a renowned entrepreneur, Hercu leads the electrical, instrumentation and control disciplines at Erudite Strategies.

why use us?

WE …

have an uncompromised commitment to safety;

understand market trends;

apply project specific solutions;

reduce project development risk;

understand successful project requirements;

use modular project development;

find project energy solutions;

have decades of project delivery empowerment experience.

The effectiveness of The Erudite Group is strongly linked to its business principles, which include:

The team’s technical expertise allows it to provide guidance and input across the entire project development life-cycle spectrum – from basic concept development to detail mineral process design, including electrical, control and instrumentation, and civil-, structural- and infrastructure development.