Tacmin Madini International

Operational readiness, asset management & digital transformation

Tacmin Madini International    Reg. No: 1996/008398/07


We have learned over the last decades what it takes to actually transform performance in an operation, and it is much more than a technical solution.

When we talk about digital, we are talking about the full range of innovations: technology, advanced analytics, digital, and many more techniques that can be used to drive improvements in productivity. Tacmin Madini enhances its business process solutions and technology impact by collaborating with selected industry partners to provide quality turnkey services and innovative solutions with the specific focus to transform operations for our customers.

Guaranteed Enhancement Of

Operational performance

Equipment performance

Supply chain efficiency

Performance improvement through digital transformation

Tacmin Madini is a mining project management consultancy that offers unmatched expertise and resources in delivering project management services. We provide extensive experience in project, engineering and asset management from initial conception through final close-out of projects, and beyond.

Technical & operational reviews

Analysis, decision & benchmarks

Mine readiness management

Mining resource management

Mobile mining equipment maintenance

Mining contractor management

Cost estimation & scheduling

Project cost administration

Asset Life Cycle Cost Modeling



Founded upon a proven track record as the ideal catalyst to kick-start an organization's road to recovery,  based upon two decades of experience in all aspects of open-pit 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.




Following numerous 3-5 year, EPCM and PMC assignments on more than 52 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, construction and optimisation of open-pit mines.




Our partnership programs are comprehensive. Following many years of project life-cycle system development and real-time application has made it possible for us to analyse, identify and resolve less optimal mining practices. Through lean-mining and continuous improvement and digital transformation, we optimise and improve from design-to-pit-export.

Our promise

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.

Mine operational efficiency & performance improvement

Asset performance & mechanical maintenance improvement

 Scalable improvement cost solutions from pit-to-export

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. 

Markets we serve

Since 1996 Tacmin Madini has provided world-class project, engineering, asset management and advanced technology services that transform our customer's vision into reality. With Tacmin’s involvement companies can spend more time developing their projects and less time on analysing performance, bottlenecks, shortcomings and benefit from on-time budget and scheduled completion at optimal cost. Customers can focus on their project data and benefit from enhanced business processes through a trusted partner that provides all the building blocks needed to achieve their objectives.

Original equipment manufacturers

Mine & mineral owners 

Civil & mining contractors

Mining consultants

Project managers

Mine & mineral owners


As experts in operational analysis and redesign, we have delivered business improvement services to open pit mining clients in platinum, gold, diamonds, copper, cobalt, phosphates...

Original equipment manufacturers

Tacmin’s unique approach to mine readiness, asset management and digital transformation, enable us to partner with customers to deliver mining and construction projects...

Civil & mining contractors


Construction experience ranges from planning, estimating, turning to account and handover of single and dual carriageways, roads, water, stormwater and sewerage...

Mining consultants


Since 1996 Tacmin has evolved from a mine engineering consultancy to an enhanced business process solution provider. Our purpose is to assist mining companies with the...

Project managers


Based upon the nature of assignments afforded, Tacmin Madini’s vision to grow into a mining project management company was soon realised and following numerous 3-5 year...

Mine operational performance improvement with dynamic cost engineering

that is aligned with strategic mine engineering objectives and integrated into digitally enabled asset reliability. 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.

Tacmin Australia launches

Mine Readiness Management System (MRMS)

Tacmin’s MRMS is designed to bring full transparency to Operational Readiness teams, fostering engagement and accountability across the organisation. Companies meet their ramp-up curves and budget forecasts, improve safety and reduce implementation costs. The intuitive interface to Tacmin’s MRMS promotes sound project governance with multilevel, real-time management reports, built-in change management capability, and a host of tools for necessities like package execution, benchmarking, auditing, decision analysis, progress control and team interaction. With factual activity-based data, it is the single point of project status that is tracked in real time and analysed by leading mining and project management industry professionals.

Extension of & integrated into mine engineering

Analyse, optimise & cost mining resources

Improve resource utilisation, efficiencies & cost

Powerful decision-making analysis capability

Cloud computing & Internet of Things IoT operability

Analyse performance & bottlenecks

Well-established decision analysis process

For more than twenty-one years we performed real time decision making, risk assessments, valuations and comparisons during mining industry related trade-off studies, benchmarking, mine optimisation, operations improvement, equipment performance, mineability studies, capital and operating cost studies with the aid of Tacmin's business performance improvement system​​​​​​​.

Companies we have successfully assisted or completed projects with:


Roy Hill Holdings | 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

Paving the way for autonomous mining solutions

“There are thousands of mine sites that do not and would not automate because of logistics, costs, extractive and complex orebody nature and they will continue to follow conventional operator/driver mining methods with increased pressure to improve performance of which benchmark is set by autonomous mining methods.”

What is our main objective?

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.

How do we do this?

Mining project decisions & execution control with the aid of project life-cycle modelling.

Equipment performance optimisation with the aid of real-time fleet monitoring systems.

Pit-to-export mine logistics optimisation with the aid of audio-visual and IROC solutions.

What we can do for you?

Performance benchmarking and scalable improvement solutions that optimise pit-to-export supply chains.

Above industry standard conformance to the design, plan, schedule, mining cost and budget forecast.

Optimised equipment control & performance, improved safety, preventative maintenance at optimal operating cost.

Pit-to-export mine logistics optimisation of utility and process control, security, equipment monitoring or asset management.

We apply Lean construction principals during contract mine management assignments

From Lean construction principles to integration of the Clients mine engineering to the extent that inefficiencies in contract mining are being addressed and eliminated. Including but not limited to contract mine management assignments, are ongoing mineability reviews of mine plans, operational assessments, asset management, maintenance reviews and optimisation, innovative fleet management systems, contract administration, production performance and cost improvements.

In addition to the value add and due to improved efficiencies

the contractor's operation becomes more profitable