Our expertise

Our expertise

Asset management, mining & infrastructure construction, digital transformation, project managent

Our Expertise

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.


We are committed to working together with all customers, raising awareness, encouraging action, and to design, develop and execute safe and cost-efficient projects.


Effective equipment optimisation and maintenance protects your investment and improves your bottom line by minimising downtime, operating costs and optimising production performance.


Experience gained over 30 years in delivering civil infrastructure & mining construction projects with a solid track record as consultants, asset and project managers make 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.

Client-centred project, asset & contractor management

Operational readiness Asset management Cost engineering

Adaptable business models

Proofed on a vast variety of infrastructure, industrial and mining projects, is that our company’s business models and processes, inclusive of our optimal situational awareness, operations monitoring, data collection and user-centric decision-making can deliver improved performance relating to assets that are associated with Mining, Governments, Construction, Oil & Gas, Materials Handling and Defence.


Tacmin’s core expertise, since 1985 has accumulated considerable experience in working with mining companies, from software, geology, exploration to mine engineering, operations and rehabilitation over a broad spectrum of commodities, we have provided strategic advice, business transformation program definition and delivery, performance enhancement solutions and corporate restructuring services for mines in several countries across Africa. Over the last 24 years, we have developed a reputation as some of the leading specialists in this industry and our expertise are well-known advisors to mining boards and executive management. As experts in operational analysis and redesign, we have delivered engineering design, planning, construction, mining, asset management and business improvement services to open pit mining clients in platinum, gold, diamonds, copper, cobalt, phosphates, coal, fluorspar, manganese, iron ore, vanadium, PGM’s and chrome.


Our mission is to maximise return on investment through optimisation of the financial and operational performance of our client's assets. With this goal in mind, our resources are a unique mix of engineering, software, construction, operational improvement, project and asset management specialists, with numerous years of implementation experience and each possesses technical, industry, and management expertise. Given the considerable exposure of our expertise to geographically extreme and challenging projects across several sub-Saharan Africa countries, initially in the construction, government, materials handling and mining sectors and due to demand have now organically expanded to oil and gas and the defence sector globally. 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.


Along with our partners, we provide computer networking, virtualisation, IT infrastructure management and embedded sensing and large-scale secure and reliable data management with an understanding of asset frameworks. Our people are skilled in designing and interpreting analytics specific to asset maintenance. By combining Remote Asset Management solutions with Remote Operations Management we can help enterprises optimise both maintenance and operations. Wireless, satellite or wired data transmission technologies to securely transmit data from sensors. Predictive analytics provides algorithms that transform raw sensor data into easily interpreted information that can be used to determine asset condition and performance. We design and develop graphical user interfaces and dashboards that can be used company-wide – from the ‘shop floor’ to the boardroom.


Considerable experience was gained by our core expertise in the management and turning to account of civil infrastructure construction projects during their employment with major construction companies. Numerous projects ranging from single and dual carriageways, roads & township infrastructure, earth dams, bridges and concrete structures were carried out for the South African Government. In addition to projects mentioned above, our expertise constructed and rehabilitated roads and railroads for the Swaziland Government, international airport and steel structures for the Botswana Government, and storage, tailings, return water, stormwater diversion and emergency dams for mining companies. Construction experience gained by our expertise covers from estimation, planning, procurement, programme and planning, cost engineering, construction and sub-contractor management to, close-out and final hand over.


Not only does our core expertise equip over decades of civil infrastructure and open-pit mine contracting experience during their employment with major civil and mining contractors, following numerous 3-5 year, EPCM and PMC assignments on several projects internationally, and by 2010 Tacmin has organically grown to cater for all aspects relating to procurement, management and operational improvement of contract mining operations. Tacmin’s expertise specialises in principal estimation and cost engineering and have compiled mining cost benchmark models for international mining companies, with project values fetching up to US$ 5 billion. Unique to our civil and mining contracting offering is our Operational Readiness Management System, a project control solution that links engineering with resources that analyse and optimise plan conformance, resource performance and cost – the ultimate project control solution.


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. 


TacminMadini has an established track record of applying business solutions in scenarios where the responsibilities of specific roles span the boundaries of multiple functional mining departments or multiple life cycle stages of processes. Decades of business solutions that have been developed and applied to solve complex operational challenges on numerous mining applications have now given us the edge to design, develop, deploy and manage Business Platforms for our customers. This provides executive management, stakeholders, operational management and program managers with visibility into engineering, procurement, mining and supply chain progress, as well as the ability to define and execute corrective and proactive actions during development, launch, service, and end of life. Our end-to-end IoT platform helps companies to connect multiple devices, controllers and sensors, in a real-time manner, analyse and monitor the data, and then use the learning, to predict an outcome and finally act upon the data.