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SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS FOR MINES ACROSS AFRICA

If managed poorly, mining can lead to environmental degradation, displaced populations and increased conflict

MAKING SUSTAINABLE

DEVELOPMENT GOALS MATTER TO

YOUR BUSINESS

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 open-pit minerals industry of Africa since 1996 on more than 50 open-pit 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-wining researcher and well-known international author and keynote speaker.


In alliance with its mining partner, Tacmin Rafiki's core expertise comprise 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.

REVIEW RELEVANT SDGS, IDENTIFY LIMITATIONS, ADVISE ON ACTION

IMPROVE COMPLIANCE TO ACHIEVE GOALS AS SET OUT IN YOUR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT POLICIY


Existing management frameworks are likely to contain commitments to company performance that are relevant to the SDG’s such as ensuring a safe workplace, minimizing negative impacts on the environment and enhancing local employment.​​​​​​​

RESEARCH, FIELDWORK, ASSESS RISK AND ANALYSE IMPACT

STAY ABREAST, INCORPORATE RELEVANT SDG’S INTO YOUR BUSINESS & OPERATIONS, COMPLY TO UNITED NATION GOALS

Many companies use risk and opportunity assessment methodologies as a predictive planning tool. Risk and opportunity assessments are useful to identify potential material impacts and to develop and prioritise responses.​​​​​​​


THROUGH SOUND PROJECT MANAGEMENT PRINCIPALS

WE MANAGE, IMPELEMENT, MONITOR AND TRACK PROGRESS TO ENSURE ON-TIME COMPLETION / IMPLEMENTATION

Identifying the specific relevance of each SDG and opportunities to integrate actions into operations is helped if there is an understanding of the nature and scope of the impact of mining activities in the local content.​​​​​​​


TWO DECADES OF SUPPORTED

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT TO MINES

ACROSS AFRICA

OUR COMPANY

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...

In September 2015, the 193 United Nations (UN) member states adopted “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development” which includes a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2015-2030.​​​​​​​


In January 2016, A Preliminary Atlas – “Mapping Mining to the Sustainable Development Goals” was released by members of the United Nations Development Programme, World Economic Forum and Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment.

MINING PARTNER TACMIN MADINI​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Tacmin Madini, an open-pit mining, construction, management & technical solutions company, was founded in 1996 by Sarel Blaauw, a former director of South African open-pit contract mining company, MCC Contracts. 


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 open-pit mines across Africa. Although Tacmin’s services ...

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11

OCT

2016

Alumni Awards - Excellence Award Ceremony: Research Award

Dr Tanya Robinson is a phenomenal researcher who obtained three doctorates in social work before the age of 36. She has shown an intense passion for contributing to society through empirical results and for proving through research that a difference can be made ...

07

OCT

2016

Anglo American was an active participant in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), launched in September 2015. The SDGs reflect many of the socio-economic issues that already sit at the heart of Anglo American’s approach to sustainability and it believes strongly that its role as a private sector player is to support its host governments in meeting...

12

OCT

2016

Following eight months into the contract, it became evident that unless the status qou was drastically changed, extraction of first ore may be delayed with up to six months, which would have knock-on implications on transport allocations and affect the projects’ revenue stream. Following appointment, Tacmin experts carried out mineability reviews on the …

13

MAY

2015

This book reads as a journey of what children have gone through and is a collection of enthralling stories that shows the trauma our society is letting our children live by. In reading this book, you will come to experience the mesmerizing and powerful stories about children’s pain and suffering …