Our purpose is to assist mining companies with the planning, development, implementation and support of Mining Projects that will give cause to optimised, improved mining operations and where construction is required to assist with on-time and below budget completion.

Technical & operational reviews

●  Mine engineering

●  Operation assessments

●  Mining system reviews

●  Due diligence studies

●  Mine system development

●  Competent persons

Analysis, decision & benchmarks

●  Performance benchmark modelling

●  Project life-cycle modelling decision-making

●  Mineability & mine readiness reviews

●  Mine engineering execution controls

●  Mining project controls & progress tracking

●  Trade-off studies (also refer case studies)

Contract mining performance

●  Shadow or zero profit margin bids

●  Procurement of contractors

●  Drafting of contract mining agreements

●  Resolving of disputes, mediation

●  Contractor administration & certification

●  Contract mining controls & conformance

Analyse, benchmark & optimise

Technical & operational reviews

Analysis, decision & benchmarks

Contract mining

Why our clients use our services

Technical & operational reviews

Among our Competent Persons for mine technical & operational reviews is the founding and principal partner at Tacmin (Pty) Ltd. He has practised his profession continuously since 1996 with 30 years of experience in the civil infrastructure construction and open-pit minerals industry, specialising in bringing open-pit mines to production as well as optimisation. The CP’s experience covers a broad range of disciplines in construction management, mine engineering, mine planning, scheduling, costing, as well as mining and project management. He has gained multiple years of experience in infrastructure construction, environmental management, engineering, production, enrichment, and mining contracting in platinum, gold, copper, cobalt, phosphates, coal, fluorspar, manganese, iron ore, vanadium and chrome. He is a Fellow of the AusIMM with overall responsibility for all technical due diligence, feasibility studies and project evaluations carried out by TACMIN and have 22 years of experience in those above.

Mine engineering




system reviews

Due diligence studies

Mine system development

Competent persons

Interactive link between

Estimating, project controls & enterprise accounting

Mine project lifecycle modelling

TACMIN’s project life-cycle models provide for an interactive link between estimating, project controls and enterprise accounting. Our project life-cycle models share critical information in real time that provides for the effective implementation of the project up to completion and its delivery. In the initial phase, before the project execution, we develop a thorough understanding of the project, outline a strategy, and assemble a strong owners team to ensure that every aspect of your project is planned out. Your project will meet all your objectives with regards to scope, quality, performance and safety while adhering to your time and budget requirements.

Mining analysis, decision & benchmark services

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. However, at Tacmin 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 typical mining project decision-making problems. Attributed to decades of experience gained by our multi-disciplinary expertise in all aspects of mining with the aid of Tacmin's business performance improvement system has enabled us to develop a well-established decision analysis process integrated into the overall project management process, vital for improving project performance. Aforesaid process has assisted numerous mining executives and boards from junior and major listed mining companies to take informed decision for their mines in Africa. [For case studies click here]

Performance benchmark modelling

Project life-cycle modelling decision-making

Mineability & mine readiness reviews

Mine engineering execution controls

Mining project controls & progress tracking

Trade-off studies (also refer case studies)

Project life-cycle model training & support

Decades of working with the owner's team in mining consultancy and project management roles have given our expertise a thorough understanding of the urgency in executing specialist services required during decision making or mining project implementation. Project life-cycle model training and consultancy support is something we pride ourselves on, and our Users are a testament to this. The interaction between Users and project lifecycle model designers is encouraged to ensure the solutions stay abreast of User requirements and developing industry trends.

Did you know our project decision analysis is founded upon

Lean mining and Lean construction principals

Contract mining performance

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 and project management solution providers to mining companies, has afforded our expertise with considerable exposure and experience in areas of mine engineering, mining equipment, contract mining and project management. We have been advising blue-chip mining companies in all aspects of contract mining since 1996. Given our experience gained as contract miners, our skill set is unique to the industry since we are one of a select few consultancy’s that understands and owns in-depth knowledge of all aspects of contract mining.

Shadow or zero profit margin bids

Procurement of contractors

Drafting of contract mining agreements

Resolving of disputes, mediation

Contractor administration & certification

Contract mining controls & mine plan conformance​​​​​​​

Our purpose is to enable you to concentrate on your core business

We build our client relationships upon the foundation of trust, confidence and integrity. By performing on what we say we are going to do and being committed to building our relationship with you and your organization for years to come through successful completion of projects for you - delivered on time with quality engineering, construction and competitive pricing. We work with purpose. When there’s a goal, we reach it. When there’s a problem, we solve it. We work safely. Take care in all we do. We strive to do what’s right, what’s fair, what’s honest. We find inspiration and energy in what we do and how we do it. In growing, learning and celebrating together.

Three decades of experience gained in

Contract mining & project management