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“We need to provide for long-term stability of the industry.”

– Mosa Mabuza, CEO of the Council for Geosciences


Our mining landscape today

  • Coal and platinum provide our highest mineral production by value.
  • The mining sector contributed R361.6 billion to GDP in 2020.
  • Nearly half a million people are employed by the sector.

The future of excavation and extraction

  • Productivity, local RDI, and the 4th industrial revolution are a future focus for local mining operations.
  • Modernisation involves pursuing an approach that does not replace people but rather places people at the centre of the approach.
  • The industry’s employment has remained relatively flat over the last decade.

The global mining outlook

  • Due to COVID, new technological advancements have advanced automation and remote access.
  • Gold reached a historic high price in 2020, exceeding $2,000 per ounce (oz) for the first time.
  • Prices for other metals improved as well. Copper and iron ore prices reached seven-year highs as 2020 concluded.

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From contributing 21% of South Africa’s GDP in 1980, to 8% in 2016, our mining landscape remains volatile, yet essential to our economy.

When considered selectively, mining plays a greater role in some regions by remaining the largest industry in four of South Africa’s nine provinces: North West, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Northern Cape. In the Northern Cape particularly, mining contributed R33 for every R100 produced by their economy in 2015 and employed 16% of the province’s workforce.

International pressures and fl uctuations add more instability to this vital industry player. Whatever the obstacles, we are committed to working with you, ensuring sustainable growth and supporting the livelihoods of communities’ dependent on this essential South African industry.


We work with clients across South Africa to source and supply professional engineering, technical and fi eld services talent, for both opencast and underground mining. Our national footprint has secured a strong market presence in all of South Africa’s major mining centres.

When it comes to mining recruitment, we source quality personnel within project management, project services, engineering, design, construction, commissioning, and operations and maintenance roles at all experience levels.

We actively recruit within your sector and local communities:

  • Aluminium

  • Coal

  • Copper

  • Diamonds

  • Ferrous metals

  • Gold

  • Iron ore

  • Nickel

  • Platinum

  • Uranium

Our labour and production solutions for all major mining functions:

  • Crushing and screening

  • Daily maintenance and shutdowns

  • Drilling / blasting

  • Infrastructure development

  • Load and haul

  • Mineral processing

  • Prospecting / surveying

What makes our service unique?

Why partner with us?

Assistance with conducting feasibility reports, maintenance, de-commissioning, and project safety (safety file and onsite project safety officer)

  • Assistance with avoidance of tender penalties
  • Our recruitment expertise spans the entire project life cycle
  • We have in-depth knowledge of the strict requirements that must be adhered to with all mining operations
  • 50+ years of experience gained in the mining sector

Our complete services include:

  • Full agency managed services
  • Inductions, medicals and training
  • Payroll management services
  • Search and selection
  • Vendor on premise
  • Web-based e-recruitment tools

Contact us today to optimise your mining operation.

087 135 8888 |

Contact us

Getting a job with us is mahala!

Start your journey with Workforce Staffing:

Click here for jobs