A global partner adding value to mining, waste and infrastructure, through smart solutions

Fraser Alexander

Fraser Alexander has served the mining industry since 1912

Fraser Alexander, based in South Africa, is a black-owned group with a global footprint spanning Africa and South America.

We add benefit to mining and industrial clients by delivering innovative and sustainable solutions across the value chain.

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

Meet our Board of Directors

Rosalie Manning

Rosalie Manning

Independent Non-Executive Director

BA (University of the Witwatersrand); LLB (Rand Afrikaans University); Business Leadership (Manchester Business School)


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Rosalie Manning

Rosalie is currently the managing director for Marumofase Forensics - a risk management, forensic investigation, labour support and consulting business. Her range of services extends across the private and public sectors. She 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.
Nakedi Ramaphakela

Nakedi Ramaphakela

Independent Non-Executive Director

BAccSc (Hons) (University of the Witwatersrand); CA (SA); CFA Charterholder


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Nakedi Ramaphakela

Nakedi is an experienced finance professional with more than eleven years’ experience in finance, auditing and investment management. She has served as an executive director at Royal Bafokeng Holdings and Masimong Group Holdings, and currently chairs Fraser Alexander’s Audit and Risk Committee.
John Wates

John Wates

Independent Chairman

BSc (Eng) (University of Natal); MSc (Eng) (University of Natal ); MBA (UCT)


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John Wates

John is an independent geotechnical and tailings consultant. He has in excess of 40 years’ 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 currently involved in a senior review of tailings projects and serves on a number of independent tailings review boards.
Keith Scott

Keith Scott

Chief Executive Officer

BSc (Hons) Geology (University of the Witwatersrand)


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Keith Scott

Keith is a geologist with over 20 years’ 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, environmental and social governance.
Nompumelelo Makhoba

Nompumelelo Makhoba

Chief Financial Officer

BCom Accounting (Hons) (University of KwaZulu-Natal); 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 financial manager and then moved on 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 a number of boards as a non-executive director.

Meet our Exco

Keith Scott

Keith Scott

Chief Executive Officer

BSc (Hons) Geology (University of the Witwatersrand)


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Keith Scott

Keith is a geologist with over 20 years’ 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, environmental and social governance.
Lourens de Koning

Lourens de Koning

Chief Operations Officer

B.Eng (Civil); B.Eng (Hons – Geotech) (University of Pretoria); MSAICE; Pr.Eng (ECSA)


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Lourens de Koning

Lourens is a professional civil/geotechnical engineer with over 15 years’ experience in civil engineering, project management, leadership and senior management roles in the mining services industry. He joined Fraser Alexander as chief operations officer in January 2017. His extensive experience includes managing turnkey projects, collaborative project solutions as well as providing technical support to mining divisions. He has previously developed and successfully implemented a strategic mining services vision.
Nompumelelo Makhoba

Nompumelelo Makhoba

Chief Financial Officer

BCom Accounting (Hons) (University of KwaZulu-Natal); 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 financial manager and then moved on 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 a number of boards as a non-executive director.
Richard Aston

Richard Aston

Executive Head: Mineral Processing

BAccSc (Hons) (University of the Witwatersrand); CA (SA); CFA Charterholder


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Richard Aston

Richard studied civil engineering at Manchester University and after graduating joined construction giant, Basil Read (Pty) Ltd, as a graduate engineer. For the following fourteen years, he worked on various roads and earthworks projects around the country, rising through the ranks of site management to contracts manager. In 1986 he was accepted as a Professional Engineer. He joined Fraser Alexander in 1994 as a contracts manager in the Bulk Materials Handling division, subsequently becoming BulkMech, and was later appointed operations director. In 2006 he started the Mineral Processing division, initially as part of BulkMech and then to a standalone division. Richard initially assumed the role of managing director and then executive head, also becoming a member of the Group’s executive committee. He is a member of the South African Institute of Civil Engineers, the Engineering Council of South Africa, the Institute of Directors and the South African Coal Processing Society.
Claire McMaster

Claire McMaster

Executive Head: Human Resources

BSocSc (Rhodes University); BA (Hons) Industrial Psychology (University of South Africa); 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’ experience in human resource management. Firstly, in 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.

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.

Our Global Footprint

Fraser Alexander operations span across 200 sites in Botswana, Brazil, Chile, DRC, Ghana, Mali, Namibia, RSA, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe; employing over 4000 people.
SOUTH AMERICA

Brazil
Chile

AFRICA

South Africa, Lesotho
Mozambique, Botswana
Namibia, Zimbabwe
Tanzania. DRC
Ghana, Senegal

AUSTRALIA

Western Australia
Eastern Australia

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Fraser Alexander, customised solutions to the mining industry
SOUTH AMERICA
AUSTRALIA
AFRICA

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.