Our story introduces the types of services and products we offer and the evolution of our technical experience and expertise. It is through the history of a company older than 38 years that trust and transparency have developed, have become of paramount importance and are maintained to this day.

Our services include refining of precious metals and precious group metals, toll refining, urban mining initiatives, residues recovery, metallurgical facilities clean-ups and environmental compliance. Our different processing plants are located in various areas in South Africa together with satelite operations on the Mines.

Its roots are from the acquisition of,

  • Goldchem from the Rand Refinery, at that time the biggest single site gold refinery in the World
  • a Platinum Group Metals Refinery from Harmony Gold, one of the biggest gold ming houses in the World

Through our group company, African Argentum Resources, we manufacture a wide range of value added silver products. These include, but are not limited to, silver nitrate, silver sulphate, silver coat and anodes. In addition, African Argentum Resources markets various platinum and palladium salts on behalf of Gauteng Refinery.

Our Leadership

Rob Heather | Managing Director and Founder

Managing Director and Founder. Rob has a B.Sc. Chemical Engineering and MBA from the University of Cape Town.

Lindani Mthwa | CEO Siyanda Resources

Co Founder and Executive Chairperson of Siyanda Resources, a resources investment company. The Public Investment Corporation a registered financial services provider wholly owned by the South African Government, owns a 30% share in Siyanda Resources.

Piers du Plessis | Dir Siyanda Refining Services

Director. Piers spent over 20 years at Anglo Platinum in metallurgical operations and process design, is a member of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) and a member of the Mine Metallurgical Managers’ Association of South Africa (MMMA).

Refilwe Monageng | Ex Dir White Rivers Exploration

Executive Director of White Rivers Exploration, a joint venture company with Harmony Gold. He has served on the Minerals and Petroleum Board of South Africa since February 2015, and participates in the Commonwealth Study Conference.

Tony Elliott | Ex Marketing Dir Johnson Matthey

Chemist. Former Sales and Marketing Director for Johnson Matthey

Rieker Ackerman | Exec Manager Gold Smelter

Metallurgist with AngloGold Ashanti, and later Rand Refinery on the Executive Committee managing the Smelter and Gold and Silver Refinery.

Peter Moravec | Contracts Manager

Contracts Manager. Peter joined the Group in 2014. He previously held similar financial positions in the mining sector.

Geoff Skelton | World Authority PGM Metallurgy

Chemical Engineer with 30 years experience in senior management and process design. Geoff is a former General Manager of the Impala Platinum Springs Refinery, and is a leading World authority on Platinum Group Metals Extractive Metallurgy.

African Arum Resources Pty Ltd, a sister group company provides insights and services relating to refineries construction and managment in many African countries including Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Sudan and Zambia.  Gold supply opportunities for which significant data and contacts exist includes, Fidelity Refiners, Harare, Rand Refinery South Africa, Gold Reef City Mint Coin production, Secondary Gold in South Africa, Gold Metallurgical residues and finally Gold Bearing Resources known to include tailings dumps in 14 African countries, alluvial and other free arisings in Zimbabwe, Zambia and the Congo, underground resources in South Africa and Zimbabwe as well as smalll scale and Artisanal Miners thorought the Continent.

With a collective knowledge of hundreds of years of experience and exposure to the metals industry, we are well versed in addressing your every need.  We have gained extensive knowledge and experiece in metallurgy and precious metals beneficiation.  Our company specialises in attracting in house talent, but also draws from a pool of consultants to ensure that every effort is made to anticipate what the market and our customers need.

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