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Featured Project: Nokeng Fluorspar Mine

Description: Development of the proposed Nokeng fluorspar mine in the Gauteng Province. Sephaku plans to develop the Nokeng mine, immediately south of the Vergenoeg mine, to produce on average 130 000 t/y acid grade fluorspar. The mine complex will comprise an open cast mining operation, concentrator plant, tailings disposal facility (TDF) and associated infrastructure and services. The initial capital expenditure required for the Nokeng mine was estimated at R1.7 billion

Status: Underway

Industry: Infrastructure

Region: Gauteng 

Sector: Private

Value: R 100 million+

Timing: Contract period : 21 months

Notes: A joint venture comprising DRA Projects and Group 5 Construction has been awarded the EPC contract for the mine, which includes the concentrator, access roads and the “selfbuild” portion of a power supply agreement concluded with Eskom. Construction is expected to be concluded within 21 months, with commissioning in November 2018 and first production in January or February 2019.

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