Company Profile

Where it all Started

Siyanda Resources (Pty) Ltd is a resources investment company and was formed in 2004 by black mining engineers and other black professionals. As much as we are an investment company, our focus is on acquisition and the management of acquired assets for optimal performance.

our focus

Our area of interests are in platinum group metals (PGMs), chrome, base metals (manganese), energy (coal, uranium, oil and gas) and industrial minerals.
We focus on both greenfields and brownfields operations. All of our projects we acquire are on a long-term basis, with optimization of assets being the key goal.

Siyanda Resources has interests in:

  • Dense Media Separation Powders, which was acquired from Samancor Limited via Siyanda-Inkwali Resources (Pty) Ltd in association with De Beers Group Services (Pty) Ltd and the National Empowerment Fund Trust,
  • MASA Chrome Company (Pty), of which Siyanda Chrome Investments (Pty) Ltd and Anglo Platinum are co-shareholders,
  • Nylstene which is situated in Modimolle, Limpopo province,
  • Gauteng Refinery (Pty) Ltd via Siyanda Refinery Services (Pty) Ltd

  • Eloff Mining Company (Pty) Ltd, a greenfields operation in association with Total SA and BHP Billiton, via Canyon Springs (Pty) Ltd
  • Kangwane Coal Project, currently busy with the bankable feasibility study anthracite, as well as
  • Kalahari Manganese (Pty) Ltd via Siyanda Mining Corporation (Pty) Ltd
  • Southway Refractories (Pty) Ltd via Siyanda Refractory Services (Pty) Ltd

In March 2010 Siyanda Resources (Pty) Ltd sold its coal interest in, Siyanda Coal (trading as Koornfontein Mines)(Pty) Ltd ) via Main Street 431 (Pty) Ltd to Optimum Coal. Koornfontein Mine was previously owned by BHP Billiton.

Investment Strategy

The focus is on resources, with particular emphasis on coal, precious and base metals, industrial minerals, platinum and chrome.
We invest in operations where we can add value, by jointly and/or exclusively managing the operations.
Utilization of our extensive managerial, technical and business expertise to grow businesses that we invest in, in order to maximize returns for all the parties.


Management and technical skills in both underground and open pit operations.
Diversified skills in platinum, gold, coal, base metals, etc
Capacity of the mining value chain from mining legislation, mine establishment, actual mining, processing and mining project management.
Expertise in relations with organized labour and communities, especially rural areas.
Siyanda has developed relations in business and governments in SA, Africa and Internationally.
We bring a unique model of operational empowerment as compared to previous passive investment empowerment models we have seen in the industry. We offer our partners models whereby we operate assets we are shareholders in.
We put together flexible and broad based structures that include employees, management and communities.
Relationships in Africa and SADC can be of value for partners.
Our model of developing business organically, ensures that we commit to an empowerment model that succeeds.
We are a focused empowerment resources company and have extensive relations in the sector, be it mining companies, employee organizations, professional bodies, state, etc.


Safety, Health and Environment

We commit ourselves to safeguarding life, property and the environment.



Results are the bottom line of any business and this is how we differentiate ourselves from our competitors.



Developed employees are efficient employees and we regard them as key assets of the company.



Tenacity in bringing our research into fruition and continuous innovation keeps us ahead of the game. We instill a culture of doing things better and differently when it can improve our lives and our bottom line.



We enter into partnerships in a holistic manner with our peers, competitors in order to realize synergies and especially partner with communities with an objective of involving them at equity level, developmental or skills transfer.

This is an embodiment of Ubuntu.