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29/03/2021 Erudite Strategies secure EPCM Contract as NextSource 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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01/02/2021 Erudite appoints a new Project Manager

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


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.

01/12/2020 Erudite welcomes a new Civil & Structural Engineering Manager to the team

We are proud to announce the appointment of Mr Schalk Pienaar to our Management Team. 


“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.”

12/08/2019 Erudite welcomes a new member to the board

We are proud to announce the appointment of Mr Hector Mapheto, to our Board of directors. 

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”.

29/01/2019 Erudite Strategies is the new name in project delivery

The following excerpt from Mining Review Africa:

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.

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.

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14/08/2018  Erudite Group of Companies acquires controlling stake in G4 Engineering and Project Services (Pty) Ltd (G4eps)

G4eps is proud to announce that the Erudite Group of Companies has successfully acquired a controlling stake in our company.


Being part of the Erudite Group of Companies, allows us to offer a comprehensive engineering and project management service across the engineering spectrum and add substantial depth to our project development experience on the African continent. Furthermore, we are excited about the future of this company with its fresh approach to transformation and the recent appointment of our new executive chairman Mr Vincent Raseroka.


Our clients are assured of our continued commitment to them through application of the approach and culture that you have become accustomed to. G4EPS will continue to operate as an independent entity, supported with the additional depth in engineering capability and project experience of the Erudite team. Through the consolidation of certain overheads we have improved our competitiveness whilst enhancing our capacity.


The Erudite Group is an engineering company that operates mainly in the mining industry, providing project development services from concept, through feasibility and ultimately execution and commissioning. Feasibility studies are delivered in accordance with international requirements as dictated by global stock exchanges.


See news section below for the interview with Erudite’s newly appointed Chairman, Vince Raseroka and CE, Johann de Bruin and learn more about our approach to African-focused EPCM mining services providers.

03/08/2018: Erudite adopts a fresh approach to transformation

Erudite chairperson Vince Raseroka and CE Johann de Bruin discuss the need for an African-focused EPCM mining services provider.


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The Erudite Group of companies successfully completes the acquisition of EVH Consulting Engineers

In order to expand the already diverse engineering capabilities offered, Erudite Engineering (Pty) Ltd was formed through the acquisition of a controlling stake in EVH Consulting Engineers, effective November of 2017.


We are excited to have Etienne van Heerden and his team on board and look forward to facilitating additional growth through this entity. Etienne has been appointed as Managing Director of Erudite Engineering (Pty) Ltd and is supported on the Board by Stefan Venter who will take responsibility for the financial and corporate functions.


This entity will provide comprehensive Civil, Structural and Infrastructure Engineering services and we are pleased to announce that we have already secured appointments in the industrial and commercial space. Read More.

Erudite Strategies (Pty) Ltd impresses in Perth

We are particularly proud of the delivery track record that the team holds in terms of African projects and we embarked on an exploratory visit to the mining sector in West Australia during November of 2017. The purpose of the visit was to explore the value that we could add to the local mining industry who hold mineral tenements in Africa and the response was very positive.


The visit attracted enough attention to justify an interview with local mining industry media leader, Creamer Media who interviewed Johann de Bruin earlier this month. Read More.

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