Erudite Strategies secure EPCM Contract

Next Source Materials Commences Construction Process of Molo Graphite Mine

NextSource Materials Inc. (TSX:NEXT) (OTCQB:NSRCF) (“NextSource” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has commenced the Construction process of its Molo graphite mine in Madagascar with the awarding of the engineering, procurement, and construction management (“EPCM”) contract to Erudite Strategies Ltd. (“Erudite”) of South Africa. Erudite has an excellent track record of delivering projects on time and on budget in Africa, with a particular expertise in fit-for-purpose solutions that cater to the Global Battery Industry. The EPCM contract is now being finalized.

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Erudite appoints a new Project Manager

Erudite is proud to announce the appointment of Mr Johan Claassen to our Management Team.

Mr Johan Claassen

Johan is an experienced Mechanical Engineer (B.Eng; MBA; M.Eng.Nuc) with a demonstrated history of working in the Oil & Gas, Mining and infrastructure industries. Skilled in Project Engineering, Project Management, Process Engineering, Procurement and Planning. Over 20 years’ experience on large and mega projects both locally and internationally. A leader with a strong technical background in engineering projects and plant development – coupled with a solid commercial and business understanding.

Erudite welcomes a new Civil & Structural Engineering Manager to the team

Mr Schalk Pienaar

“I have more than 20 years Engineering experience in design and management of International multidisciplinary and uni-disciplinary projects mega projects. I have done projects and or feasibility studies in numerous countries including South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, DRC, Ghana, Mauretania, Tanzania, Angola, Swaziland, Botswana, France, Abu Dhabi, USA, India, Australia, and China mainly in the heavy industrial, materials handling, process plant and mining environment.

Experience covers a wide range of commodities, including gold, uranium, diamonds, coal, precious group metals, base metals, graphite, iron ore, furnaces and cement plants ranging from scoping studies, feasibility studies to full project execution, design and analysis of both static and dynamic structures, commercial and contracts management as well as construction monitoring and management.”

Erudite welcomes a new member to the board

Erudite is proud to announce the appointment of Mr Hector Mapheto to our Board of directors.

Mr Hector Mapheto

Hector has been a part of the team from the early days and adds enormous value to our company through his technical capability and tenacity. He is a strong leader and takes responsibility for Process Engineering.

Hector is a registered, professional engineer and a member of ECSA, SAIMM and MMMA. Our CEO commented: “Our industry in South Africa is facing an enormous challenge to transform itself in a sustainable manner. It will take a special effort to create an entity where the likes of Hector and his peers will be able to be a part of the new breed of truly South African companies. We are proud that engineers of this calibre are choosing to be a part of Erudite.” Our Chairman, Mr Vincent Raseroka, welcomed Hector to the Board of Directors by saying: “I am very proud that “Young Lions” like Hector are answering the call for the real “Youth League” to take leadership roles and contribute their sweat to building a better South Africa. I hope Hector will be a shining light to many young South Africans waiting to add their weight to contribute to a sustainable and successful country”.

Erudite Strategies is the new name in project delivery

The following excerpt from Mining Review Africa:





This environment has opened the door to a new breed of engineering firms, who unlike many large-scale conglomerates, offer low overhead costs, extensive industry experience and no hierarchy structures that prevent quick decision-making. Erudite Strategies, established early in 2017, offers these benefits to the market, and more, writes LAURA CORNISH.

Africa’s mining industry may no longer be feeling the worst effects of the past low commodity price recession but nonetheless remain impacted by a global investment market who are extremely risk averse and conservative when lending money.