Partner with Fraser Alexander to reap the rewards from a century of excellence

Fraser Alexander

A trusted mining services partner, adding value across your entire value chain.

Through evolving technology adoption, Fraser Alexander optimises your operations to deliver value. We believe all efforts should equate to sustainable rewards, for every stakeholder involved, from your staff, shareholders, investors, and community to the economy at large.

We are a South African-based, black-owned group with a presence that spans globally, including Africa and South America. As an industry leader since 1912, we look forward to another century of excellence.

OUR PURPOSE

The Fraser Alexander purpose of transforming mine waste into societal, environmental and economic value connects all our stakeholders and is integral to how we operate across all levels of our business.

Our Approach

Fraser Alexander continually strives to be a trusted and agile partner, optimising operations to deliver value not only to our clients but also to our multiple stakeholders.

Our Values

Our values are integral to driving our business sustainably for many years to come. They underpin all that we do and all that we stand for.

Fraser Alexander, customised solutions to the mining industry
Fraser Alexander, customised solutions to the mining industry
Fraser Alexander, customised solutions to the mining industry
Fraser Alexander, customised solutions to the mining industry
Fraser Alexander, customised solutions to the mining industry

A Brief History of Fraser Alexander

Fraser Alexander was the first tailings deposition service provider in the Witwatersrand to use cocopans to remove tailings from processing plants, back in 1912.

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Fred and Fraser Alexander founded ‘Alexander and Company’.
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Fraser Alexander wins first slime's dam contracts on the West Rand, introducing slime's dams techniques that became an industry standard for the next 50 years.
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Civil engineering division created.
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Extended services beyond the gold sector to the uranium, diamond and platinum industries.
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Acquisition of Empangeni Earthmovers, effective start of construction division.
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Fraser Alexander reverse listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) as a public company.
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Coal Mining Division created.
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Ash-Mech acquired, later the basis of the Bulk Mech division.
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Activities expand beyond Africa’s borders with registration of companies in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Chile.
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Waste-tech purchased, extending waste management capabilities.
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Company delisted from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), registering as Fraser Alexander (Pty) Ltd in 2005.
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Royal Bafokeng Holdings acquired 100% shareholding in the Company, a partnership that has strengthened both Company and community prospects.
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Awarded supplier of the year by Anglo American in the sustainability category.
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Established our Water Treatment Division.
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Further expansion into Zambia, DRC and Tanzania.
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Quality and skills development recognised in ISO ISO9001 certification for Fraser Alexander Workshop (2013) and SETA accreditation for key training programmes, including tailings management.
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Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) model introduced, delivering innovative financing to build mineral processing project.
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The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) becomes a Fraser Alexander Shareholder, building strong capital investment backbone.
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Digitalisation strategy developed in support of safety, productivity and growth.
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Taking our place as a Global Partner adding value to mining, waste and infrastructure through smart solutions.

Today, Fraser Alexander is a fully Black-owned and proudly South African group, growing our innovative business across the globe.

Meet our Board of Directors

Malose Phillip Chaba

Non-Executive Director

MSc Engineering (University of Sussex), Executive Development Program (University of Nyenrode)


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Malose Phillip Chaba

Malose has over 30 years of experience in engineering and construction across a wide range of industries, including public infrastructure, buildings, power (fossil, nuclear and solar) and mining. He has held various roles as a businessman, non-executive director, corporate advisor, entrepreneur and project director. At Fraser, Malose holds a number of key responsibilities such as executive and non-executive business leadership, executive leadership of major projects, new business development and project leadership.

Rosalie Manning

Independent Non-Executive Director

BA (Wits), LLB (UJ), Senior Leadership Development Program (Manchester Business School), Certificate in Appreciative Inquiry (CWRU)

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Rosalie Manning

Rosalie has worked for the public, private and non-government sectors as an independent consultant for more than 17 years. She has held various positions, including managing director for Marumofase Forensics - risk management, forensic investigation, labour support and consulting business. Rosalie also chairs SJSM Energy Investments and serves as a member of the finance board of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, where she is the designated deputy provincial registrar.

John Wates

Independent Chairman

BSc Eng (UKZN), MSc Eng (UKZN), MBA (UCT)


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John Wates

John is an independent geotechnical and tailings consultant. He has more than 40 years of experience in design and operational management in tailings, waste management and geotechnics. He has specialised in paste and thickened tailings and has authored and peer-reviewed conference papers in his field of expertise. John is involved in a senior review of tailings projects and serves on a number of independent tailings review boards.

Keith Scott

Chief Executive Officer

BSc Geology (Hons) (Wits)


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Keith Scott

Keith is a geologist with over 20 years of experience in the mining industry, spanning the mining value chain from exploration and evaluation to feasibility and production. He is a mineral exploration and evaluation specialist with extensive experience globally and across Africa in multidisciplinary minerals projects. This experience includes tenure and permitting, geology, mineral resources and reserves, mining, processing, infrastructure, risk and financial analysis, and environmental and social governance.

Nompumelelo Makhoba

Chief Financial Officer

BCom Accounting (Hons) (UKZN), CA (SA)


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Nompumelelo Makhoba

Nompumelelo started her career in 2009 with PricewaterhouseCoopers with a client base that included Nashua, the Unilever Pension Fund and the Durban Pension Fund. In April 2012, she joined Skynet World Express as a financial manager and then moved to Aveng Group Limited as a financial analyst in 2014. Nompumelelo transferred to MOGS Pty (Ltd) in February 2017 as financial manager and later as acting chief financial officer. She was recently appointed chief financial officer for Fraser Alexander and sits on several boards as a non-executive director.

Mark Moffett

Independent Non-Executive Director

BCom (CTA), CA (SA)


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Mark Moffett

Mark has more than 10 years of public company board experience and over 30 years of financial and commercial experience in the mining industry. He has worked with several leading global mining companies across various commodities, including diamonds, thermal coal, ferrochrome and platinum group metals. Mark has held a variety of senior financial positions, both operational and corporate and in a number of different countries, with Anglo American plc / De Beers and as CFO of Xstrata Alloys and subsequently as Group Controller of Xstrata plc. Following the merger between Xstrata and Glencore in 2013, he returned to South Africa with a desire to get involved in driving sustainable transformation within the South African mining sector.

Sibongile Ntsoelengoe

Independent Non-Executive Director

Master of Business Administration (GIBS), BSc Metallurgical Engineering (Hon) (University of Pretoria), BSc in Metallurgy and Material Engineering (University of the Witwatersrand), Advanced Management Programme Certificate (University of Navarra, IESE Business School).

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Sibongile Ntsoelengoe

Sibongile has over 15 years of experience in the mining industry focusing on iron ore and base metal commodities. She has gained extensive experience in the development of integrated innovation strategy roadmaps across the mining value chain and held several leadership roles where she has led multidisciplinary teams in the development, deployment, and adoption of appropriate innovations across mining operations. She is currently the Executive Cluster Manager for CSIR’s Future Production: Mining, at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and serves as a council member of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM).

She provides thought leadership in building diverse capabilities including digital capabilities that are required to identify and develop bespoke mining solutions in support of a safer, modernised, and sustainable mining industry. Her latest achievements include delivering a research and innovation strategy roadmap for the revitalisation of the South African Mining industry and rebuilding the mining Research Development and Innovation (RDI) ecosystem.

Dr Gordon Smith

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ph.D. in Mineral Industry Strategy, MBA (Wits), MSc in Engineering, and a BSc in Engineering specialising in mining (Wits).

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Gordon Smith

Dr Gordon is a professional engineer with 45 years of multi-commodity experience. He has held diverse roles from technical to executive positions with notable organisations such as Rio Tinto, Falcon Mines, the Chamber of Mines Research Organisation, CSIR-Mining Technology, Snowden Mining Industry Consultants, Metora Mineral Resources, Anglo American Platinum, and Anglo American. Gordon is a past president and Honorary Life Fellow of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, a fellow of the Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa, and a member of the International Society for Rock Mechanics He serves as an Honorary Adjunct Professor at Wits University and sits on the Mining Engineering Advisory Boards of both Wits University and the University of Pretoria (UP). He also chairs the CSIR Mining Cluster Industry Advisory Panel.

Meet our Exco

Keith Scott

Chief Executive Officer

BSc Geology (Hons) (Wits)


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Keith Scott

Keith is a geologist with over 20 years of experience in the mining industry, spanning the mining value chain from exploration and evaluation to feasibility and production. He is a mineral exploration and evaluation specialist with extensive experience globally and across Africa in multidisciplinary minerals projects. This experience includes tenure and permitting, geology, mineral resources and reserves, mining, processing, infrastructure, risk and financial analysis, and environmental and social governance.

Lourens de Koning

Chief Operations Officer

BEng Civil, BEng Geotech (University of Pretoria), MSAICE, PR Eng (ECSA)


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Lourens de Koning

Lourens is a civil and geotechnical engineer with over 18 years of experience in civil engineering, project management, leadership and senior management roles in the mining services industry. He started his career at SRK Consulting as a geotechnical engineer and after five years, he joined Stefanutti Stocks in their Mining Services business unit, where he worked for 10 years, rising through the ranks from project engineer to contracts director in 2012. Lourens joined Fraser Alexander as the chief operations officer (COO) in January 2017. His extensive experience includes managing turnkey projects, developing collaborative project solutions and providing technical support. His experience includes the development and successful implementation of mining services vision and strategy with continuous monitoring and adjustments in line with the latest market trends.

Nompumelelo Makhoba

Chief Financial Officer

BCom Accounting (Hons) (UKZN), CA (SA)


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Nompumelelo Makhoba

Nompumelelo started her career in 2009 with PricewaterhouseCoopers with a client base that included Nashua, the Unilever Pension Fund and the Durban Pension Fund. In April 2012, she joined Skynet World Express as a financial manager and then moved to Aveng Group Limited as a financial analyst in 2014. Nompumelelo transferred to MOGS Pty (Ltd) in February 2017 as financial manager and later as acting chief financial officer. She was recently appointed chief financial officer for Fraser Alexander and sits on several boards as a non-executive director.

Claire McMaster

Executive Head: Human Resources

BSocSc (Rhodes University), BA (Hons) Industrial Psychology (Unisa), Diploma: Human Resource Management and Training (Varsity College)


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Claire McMaster

Claire joined the Fraser Alexander Executive Committee in September 2018. She has over 20 years of experience in human resource management, starting with her role as managing consultant of a specialist mining placement company, followed by many years as the group human resources manager for the MSA Group. In addition to general human resource management, a key focus of Claire’s career has been the development of effective and innovative systems that enable the recruitment and professional growth of technical people who meet the challenges of the modern mining industry. Claire was responsible for driving transformation throughout the MOGS Group and over the years, she has undertaken a number of assignments in human resources, transformation, health and safety, and remuneration and benefits consulting throughout Africa. She is particularly passionate about the advancement of women in the South African mining industry, and in addition to her role in human resources, she is a Women in Mining South Africa patron and has served as chairperson of the organisation.

Bongani Buthelezi

Chief Operating Officer

MEng. Metallurgy (Wits)


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Bongani Buthelezi

Bongani was appointed as executive head of Mineral Processing in January 2021 and joined the EXCO after a successful year in the Mineral Processing business. Before this, Bongani was at Anglo American, where he was acting general manager of Sishen Mine. He has extensive experience in the iron ore and heavy minerals mining industry. Bongani began his career as a metallurgist with Iscor Mining. He later held various senior production and technical leadership roles at Anglo American, including that of head of processing and general manager at Kolomela Mine until he was subsequently appointed as acting general manager of Sishen Mine, the largest iron ore mine in Africa, where his focus was on operations, projects and Saldanha rail logistics.

As part of its commitment to transparency and accountability, Fraser Alexander has made its Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) manual available for stakeholders to access. The organisation firmly believes that access to information is a fundamental right and is dedicated to upholding this right by providing clear and accessible information to its stakeholders. Anyone who is interested in accessing information retained by the organisation is encouraged to review the manual and make use of the procedures outlined therein.

Governance

The Fraser Alexander board and its executive and management committee are fully committed to maintaining high standards of corporate governance and are accountable to the Group’s shareholders and multiple stakeholder groups.

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