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 will leave the Erudite brand a significant player in the South African mining space in the near future.
THE GLOBAL BATTERY INDUSTRY
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 will 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.
Junior 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.
We serve our clients across a range of markets, in locations worldwide. Hardwired in our DNA is the desire to leave a legacy. We are as diverse as we are dynamic. As curious as we are clever.