to the mining, minerals and infrastructure construction market sectors



Subject to the nature of our assignments, the primary objective of the involvement of our expertise is to assist and support the owner's team to ensure that systems and products are implemented, personnel trained, procedures adhered to, controls are applied and operations are ready for all assets to perform at an optimal ROI.




Following numerous 3-5 year PMC assignments on more than 52  international projects and further driven by our visions and values as well as the lack of contract alternatives, by 2010 Tacmin has organically grown to cater for all aspects relating to engineering, management, construction and optimisation of our Clients’ operations.



Our partnership programs are comprehensive. After many years of project life-cycle system development and real-time application, we can analyse, identify and resolve less optimal practices. Through lean-construction, continuous improvement and digital transformation, we optimise and improve from design to close-out.

Tacmin Madini delivers end-to-end value chain optimisation solutions to help organisations improve their operations and asset performance, redefine processes, reduce value leaks, sustain productivity and improve profits. Our customers share a standard for excellence and a genuine desire to improve efficiency, enabling them to achieve the highest quality of production. It is our honour to help them accomplish this time and time again. Our capabilities are grouped under the following disciplines;

TacminMadini was founded by Sarel Blaauw in South Africa in 1996 with a primary focus on utilising software technology to provide comprehensive engineering, construction, asset, maintenance and project management solutions to the mine and minerals industry of Africa. During 2018 we moved our head-offices to South Australia, which has become the hub from where we serve customers across Australia and globally. Our mission is to maximise return on investment through optimisation of the financial and operational performance of our client's projects and assets. With this goal in mind, our consulting resources are a unique mix of engineering, software, construction, mining, operational improvement, project and asset management specialists, with numerous years of implementation experience, and each possesses technical, industry, and management expertise. During years of experience in turning around complex and logistically challenging projects across several sub-Saharan African countries, Tacmin Madini expertise has built a sound reputation in repeatedly achieving the objectives and adding shareholder value.

We are always looking for entrepreneurial and dynamic individuals to join our firm. In addition to creative and lateral thinking as an intellectually curious mind, we expect strong analytical skills, the ability to structure complex tasks in a goal-oriented way and to deliver innovative solutions under tight timelines. A desire for travel and discovery is essential, as our job in consulting gives us the opportunity to work worldwide. Tacmin Madini is an equal opportunities employer and takes pride in its diversity.

Virtual Project Management Office (VPMO) 


In addition to the deployment of the most suitable expertise to work as part of the owner's team on site, TacminMadini sets up a virtual project management office (VPMO) for every project assigned. Unique to our VPMO's are our Business Platforms that are specifically designed, developed and deployed to cater for all technical aspects relating to project management. Thereby affording our Client's personnel the opportunity to access our platform and retrieve data or get real-time knowledge and insights into the progress.

Currently, there are no standard procedures that would sufficiently cover all the multiple-criteria requirements along with a breakdown into the preliminary and main assessment of unsatisfactorily operational performance. However, at Tacmin Madini the entire foundation required was created, such as definitions of requirements to an assessment method, selection and accurate description of the various assessment criteria and classification of the target system for operational performance problems. Attributed to decades of experience gained by our multi-disciplinary expertise in all aspects of construction and mining resources, with the aid of Tacmin Madini's Virtual Project Management Office, has enabled us to develop a well-established decision analysis process integrated into the overall project management process, vital for improving project performance. 

The markets we serve





Decades of experience in developing business solutions that have been applied to solve complex operational challenges on numerous mining applications, as well as the lack of integrated solutions that span the boundaries of multiple functional mining departments or multiple life cycle stages of processes, has given us the edge to design, develop, deploy and manage Business Platforms that can effectively be applied to most mining types.

Operational performance improvement with dynamic cost engineering

Since 1996 we have generated 1210 mining cost benchmark models for international Blue Chip mining companies, with project values fetching up to US$ 5 billion, during which we simulated the Clients’ mine site conditions and imported geological and mine engineering data basis of up to 100 Gb for more than 12 different commodities - of which the annual ROM production on some exceeded 60,000,000 tons per annum. During this time we have developed and applied resource data basis with complete Life-cycle costing of more than 300 different equipment models and sizes, with hauling equipment that ranges from 25 to 380 payload tons and matching shovels of up to 45 m3 bucket capacity. 

Our core expertise has gained vast exposure in the management and turning to account of civil infrastructure construction projects for Governments; including but not limited to single and dual carriageways, roads & township infrastructure, earth dams, bridges and concrete structures, construction and rehabilitation of roads and railroads, construction of international airport as well as construction of storage, tailings, return water, stormwater diversion and emergency dams for mining companies. Experience gained in mining varies from the consultancy, construction and management as well as engineering design of open-pit mines in platinum, gold, diamonds, copper, cobalt, phosphates, coal, fluorspar, manganese, iron ore, vanadium, PGM’s and chrome. From an asset management perspective, during the 35 years described above, our core expertise dealt with life cycle costs, owning and operating costs, capital recommendations, construction, application and or performance improvement of more than 300 different construction and open-pit mining equipment models and sizes, with hauling equipment that ranges from 25 to 380 payload tons and matching shovels of up to 45 m3 bucket capacity.

Mining companies that use our services

Roy Hill Holdings | Barick Gold | Exxaro Resources Limited | African Rainbow Minerals | Tharisa Minerals | African Barrick Gold | Tshipi e Ntle (Pty) Ltd | Samquarz (Pty) Ltd | Shanta Gold Ltd | Ghana Manganese Ltd | Assmang Ltd | BHP Billiton (BECSA)  | Dwyka Diamonds Ltd | Rockwell Diamonds Inc.  | Petrex (Pty) Ltd | Anglogold Ashanti Ltd | Aquarius Platinum Ltd | Xstrata  (Pty) Ltd | Lindum Reefs Gold  Ltd

Countries we have worked in

Kazakhstan | Australia | Dominican Republic | Ghana | Mali | Tanzania | Botswana | Swaziland | South Africa | Namibia | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Guinea | Guinea Bissau

A business model for utmost adaptability

In order to adapt, a company must have its antennae tuned to signals of change from the external environment, decode them, and quickly act to refine or reinvent its business model and even reshape the information landscape of its industry. Since inception Tacmin expertise has been operating as an extension of the Owners team that has enabled our expertise to gain vast multi-disciplinary mining, asset and construction knowledge over a wide range of commodities and getting extensive exposure to working with multi-nationalities.  Not only is our business models easily understood, given our world-wide resource cost databases, we can set up benchmark models for implementation, monitoring and control for asset management relating to mining, municipalities, construction, oil and gas, materials handling and defence.

Owners team since 1996

Vast experience gained on numerous projects working as an extension of the owner's team.

Tacmin’s core expertise during three decades of experience gained, first as miners, mining software engineers, civil and open-pit mining contractors and then as consultants, asset managers and project management solution providers, has afforded our expertise with considerable exposure and experience in areas of mine engineering, mining and construction equipment, construction, asset and project management, and once Tacmin’s services were assigned, our Clients need to look no further when support in the aforesaid disciplines are required.

OPEN-PIT MINING - Tacmin’s core expertise, since 1985 has accumulated considerable experience in working...

ASSET MANAGEMENT - Our mission is to maximise return on investment through optimisation of the financial...

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION - Along with our partners, we provide computer networking, virtualisation, IT...

INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION - Considerable experience was gained by our core expertise in the...

CIVIL & MINING CONTRACTING - Not only does our core expertise equip over decades of civil infrastructure and...

PROJECT LIFE-CYCLE COSTING - Since 1996 we have generated 1210 mining cost benchmark models for...

BUSINESS PLATFORMS - Established track record of applying business solutions in scenarios where the...

In addition to the value add and due to improved efficiencies

the contractor's operation becomes more profitable