Mindset Mining Consultants (Pty) Ltd (Mindset) is a full-service mining consulting firm with strong credentials in providing geological, engineering and consulting expertise associated with major mining project development activities worldwide.
Mindset is currently a 36 %, aiming towards achieving 51 % black ownership and a Level 2 compliant Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment organisation.

Mindset routinely performs evaluations that encompass all aspects associated with the investigation, design, economic analysis and resulting investment decision-making of potential mining projects. Mindset’s studies are geared towards identifying fatal flaws or technical deficiencies in data and approach, resulting in recommendations for advancing a project to the next logical stage.

The recommendations aim to provide cohesive, achievable and dependable results, utilising a team of talented engineers with a combination of practical operating experience and sound engineering principals.

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  • Supporting the B-BBEE initiative

    The B-BBEE (Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment) initiative is aimed at uplifting and/or empowering black South African citizens. Implementing this could be through the hiring of black South African citizens as employees or conducting business with companies that are 51 % black-owned. Mindset integrated Mr Vusi Mazibuko Mnambithi as part...

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  • Refurbishment of Vunene Mining

    In November 2014, Mindset was contracted to provide management consulting services to South African based coal mining company Vunene Mining (74 % owned by IchorCoal) to assist with the refurbishment of the Usutu colliery in the Ermelo coalfield of Mpumalanga which is about 200 km southeast of Johannesburg. Usutu...

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  • Loadshedding affecting Landlines

    Please note that during the scheduled loadshedding affecting South Africa, Mindset and Freyon’s landline telephones will not be operational. Please contact our consultants on their mobiles or via email. Our offices will be affected by loadshedding according to the following schedule: Stage 1: Tue, Thu, Sat, So 06:00 to...

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  • Freyon Mining Services


    Freyon Mining Services has a close working relationship with Mindset, both specialising in coal mining consultancy. Freyon will utilize Mindset expertise on an "as and when" required basis to provide additional advice and expertise.

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    Mindset is proud to use Micromine's software in the development of our geological models and mine layouts. Mindset is also an agent for Micromine in South Africa.

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  • Mine Surveying / J. Fourie

    Mine Planning and Scheduling / P. van Vuuren

    Electrical Engineering / H. Zwart

    Metallurgical / F. Faralla / J. de Korte

    Civil Engineering / Ernst Cloete Civil Engineers

    Mechanical and Structural / A. Power

    Architectural / S. Tappin

    Environmental Rehabilitation / G. Silk

    Civil Engineering (Discard Dumps) / F. Krugel

    Environmental Engineering / WSP / Cabanga Concepts

    Rock Engineering / Saxum Mining / Big C Rock

    Financial Analysis / Lupus Consulting

    Exploration / Zaaiman Drilling