A hybrid management and engineering consulting company

that focus on the solutions you need to create a cycle of continuous improvement in your mine’s performance

Applying lean thinking in mining and performance improvement which features a clear set of objectives for the delivery process, aimed at maximising performance for the customer at the project level, concurrent design, mining, and the application of project controls throughout the life cycle of the project from design to delivery.

About us

We pride ourselves on giving high-quality service to all our customers.

Our history

Tacmin Madini, a mine engineering, project management and construction management company, was founded in 1996 by Sarel Blaauw, a former director of a leading South African open-pit contract mining company. Since inception Tacmin expertise was sought after for their practical knowledge relating to mine engineering, designs and contract mining related challenges. During the mid-2000’s, Tacmin experts had already been assigned to assist with various challenges on several of the well-known mines across Africa. Although Tacmin’s services were initially aimed at operating mines, by the late 2000’s the company had already built a recordable track record of mining feasibility studies on greenfield projects.


Since inception, due to the nature of enquiries received from customers, Tacmin started putting the focus on operations improvement of mines using sound mining project management principles. Based upon the nature of assignments afforded, Tacmin Madini’s vision to grow into an operations improvement and mining project management company was fully realized in the early 2000’s.

Following numerous 3-5 year EPCM and PMC assignments on more than 50 projects across Africa and further driven by our visions and values as well as the lack of contract mining alternatives, by 2010 Tacmin has organically grown to cater for all aspects relating to engineering, management and construction of mines.


Given the repeated success achieved on a number of operating mines, during 2015 Tacmin’s core expertise embarked upon an analysis of the processes followed in anticipation to develop a business model that can be introduced and offered to mining customers.


Consequently and founded upon a proven track record as the ideal catalyst to kick-start an organization's road to recovery,  based upon decades of experience gained by our multi-disciplinary expertise in all aspects of mining with the aid of Mining Project Management Software has enabled us to develop a well-established decision analysis process integrated into the overall project management process, vital for improving project performance.


The aforesaid process has assisted several mining executives and boards from junior and major listed mining companies to take an informed decision for their mines in Africa.


In March 2018, following 21 years of serving the mining industry of Africa,  Tacmin established an office in Perth to serve mining customers in WA.

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Tacmin Rafiki is a Sustainable Development Consultancy and Project Management firm that assists mining companies with the improvement of compliance to existing SDG's, research and identification, as well as implementations management of new SDG's - in an effort to support mining companies to encourage alignment to Sustainable Development Goals as adopted by the United Nations in September 1995.

Tacmin Rafiki supports the three pillars of sustainability - economic, society and environment; of which the economic sustainable consultancy partner of the business Tacmin Madini, has been servicing the minerals industry of Africa since 1996 on more than 50 mines in countries across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Tacmin Rafiki originated from an environmental sustainable air services support consultancy that was transformed in late 2016 following the appointed of Prof. Robinson as Chief Executive Officer. Prof. Robinson is a passionate academic and research fellow, mental health specialist, an advocate for children's rights, a philanthropist and ambassador, award-winning researcher and well-known international author and keynote speaker.

In alliance with its mining partner, Tacmin Rafiki's core expertise comprises of professionals with a collective experience base in excess of 70 years of support and services to society, environment and economic sustainable related matters of mines and communities across Africa. Aforesaid expertise who in their respective practices, accumulated 40 years of knowledge in strategy and management, economic evaluations, operations improvement, risk assessments, empirical research, remote sensing, construction and project management.

Our business model

Mining project decision – execution – consultancy and support

Our vision is to provide exceptional strategic consulting and professional services inclusive of mining consultancy and ongoing support during the entire project lifecycle.

Strategic consulting

Real-time decision-making, risk assessments, valuations and comparisons that are typically associated with trade-off studies, benchmarking,

mine optimisation, operations improvement, Life of Mine

studies, equipment performance, capital and operating

costs studies, with the aid of project lifecycle mine models

compiled with Mining Project Management Software.

Professional service

During Mining Project Execution and as part of the owner's team, assist management with the implementation, execution and project controls with the aid of Construction Project Management software, and where required serve as an advisor and technical consultant to ensure smooth running and execution of mining projects that give cause to optimised improved mine operations​​​​​​​.


We are committed to working together with all mining customers, raising awareness, encouraging action, and to design, develop and maintain safe, productive and profitable mines.


Effective equipment optimization and maintenance protects your investment and improves your bottom line by minimizing

downtime, operating

costs and optimizing production performance.


Experience gained over 30 years in delivering civil infrastructure & mining construction projects with a solid track record as consultants & project manager makes us a

valuable member of the owners’ team.


Economic, social and environmental sustainability; of which the economic sustainable consultancy partner, Tacmin Madini, has been servicing the minerals industry of Africa since 1996.

Consultancy in mine engineering, mining equipment, construction and project management, during or after mining project services delivery as well as training in project lifecycle modelling, inclusive but not limited to maintenance of mining project lifecycle models.

Consultancy, training and support

Vision & values

Value-added business solutions

With our vast experience, we will continue to add significant value to all our projects, in order to enable our customers to build and operate safe, productive and cost-efficient mines.

Unlocking shareholders' value

Through knowledge and implementation support, we shall continue to expand our business in those areas where we can add measurable and sustainable value to shareholders.

Safety, environment and people

Through our dealings with customers, suppliers, contractors and colleagues during the execution of assignments, we shall strive to:

●  show regard and appreciation for the worth of someone or something
●  care for other living things and the earth (animals, plants, the environment)
●  obey the rules, laws and customs of family, faith, community, and countries in which we operate
●  honour other people's wants, needs, ideas, differences, beliefs, customs, and heritage
●  respect the rights and dignity of all persons, and respect the environment that sustains life
●  never compromise health and safety.

Corporate Values

Corporate responsibility is increasingly central to our strategic and operational thinking. We cannot sustain good financial and operational performance without simultaneously achieving our objectives in human resource development, the environment and community development. We believe our transparent approach to doing business is the only way to fully engage our customers in a meaningful, mutually beneficial relationship.

Tacmin Madini’s fundamental policy is to conduct its business responsibly and in a manner designed to protect our customers, employees, communities and the natural environment. The company is committed (through its support to our customers) to achieving a safe, productive and healthy work environment, and to upholding the values of human rights. We seek to create sustainable value for employees, business partners, communities and, first and foremost, our customers and their shareholders.

We are committed to working together with all mining customers, raising awareness, encouraging action, and to design, develop and maintain safe, optimized, productive and profitable mines with a view to minimising the environmental impact of our operations, reducing or preventing pollution, limiting waste generation and disposal; and where waste must be disposed of, doing so responsibly.


Not only is our ultimate goal to let your mining operation achieve efficiencies near or similar to autonomous mining, but to deliver this at a fraction of the cost associated with autonomy and should this be viable, pave the way to phase in autonomous solutions through cost savings realised.


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Tacmin Rafiki is a Sustainable Development Consultancy and Project Management firm that assists mining companies with the improvement of compliance to existing SDG's, research and identification, as well as implementations management of new SDG's - in an effort to support mining companies to encourage alignment to Sustainable Development Goals as adopted by the UN in September 1995.