er.u.dite/ˈɛrʊdʌɪt/

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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.

About Us

OUR STRATEGY

Sustainable Transformation

We are an Africa-focused EPCM dedicated to the transformation of the continent. Integral to our company is the founding value of “Vuka Uzenzele” (Wake up, and do it yourself) which sees us being proactive in our solutions to uniquely African challenges. Land redistribution and mineral rights ownership are relevant challenges for government and new land owners. Erudite provides the necessary insight and expertise to help the new generation mine owner grow in every phase, from conceptualisation to construction and operation. Alongside this is a focus on fostering local relationships, partnerships and skills development that will propel Erudite forward as a leader in the African change that the country and the mining industry so desperately needs.

We are prepared to challenge the norms and set the example. This is because we believe that a focus on the intent of transformation is a way of promoting compliance. Consolidation of the industry has left Erudite as the only sustainably transformed EPCM in the country.

 

Having the opportunity and privilege to build a new entity in this space in an authentic manner and embracing the essentials of transformation has left the Erudite brand a significant competitor in the African mining space.

THE GLOBAL BATTERY INDUSTRY

Putting South Africa on the Map

The extraction and beneficiation of battery commodities (industrial minerals) is a fast developing trend and Erudite has been fortunate to be immersed in this world from our inception. As a result we have a better understanding of this fickle market than most. With unparalleled experience we have a passion for fit-for-purpose solutions that plays a key role to put South Africa on the map as a Leading player in the Global Battery Industry.

South Africa holds the industrial capability and has access to all the industrial minerals required for battery manufacture. With the right approach and political will SA could be the ideal place for the inevitable mass production of Electrical Vehicles and the batteries to power them. Erudite is positioning itself to be a significant contributor in this space.

AFRICA

53 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 53 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.

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.

The use of this proprietary software allows us to simplify safety management by assisting organisations to declutter and centralise dispersed management systems. Real-time safety statistics can be accessed at any point in time and allows reporting on current, audited safety information.

The implementation of the software provides insight into the day-to-day running of clients’ integrated management systems, by furnishing a cloud-based software service that has been Innovated to streamline and enhance your health and safety operations.

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.

OUR APPROACH

Finding the right solution,
for the right project,
irrespective of size and complexity,
in the most cost-effective way.

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.