Press Releases

Murray & Roberts Cementation secures multi-billion Kalagadi Manganese contract mining project

10 June 2015

Johannesburg, 10 June 2015 – Murray & Roberts is pleased to announce that Murray & Roberts Cementation was awarded a R4.8 billion, 5-year contract mining project for Kalagadi Manganese.

Henry Laas, Group Chief Executive, Murray & Roberts comments, “This award will further bolster the recent growth in our global Underground Mining platform order book. This growth is encouraging, considering that the global commodity cycle is still depressed.”

Murray & Roberts Cementation is the leading mining contracting company in Africa and has served the needs of the mining industry for more than a century - it offers a comprehensive range of capabilities and services covering the full spectrum of the mining value chain.

Daphne Mashile Nkosi, Executive Chairperson, Kalagadi Manganese comments, “We are excited to partner with Murray & Roberts to further develop our company and realize our production goals”.

Kalagadi Manganese (Pty) Ltd has been exploring for manganese in the Kalahari Basin. The three farms on which the company holds new order mining rights are believed to hold some 960 million tons of manganese ore.

“The global Underground Mining platform provides specialist engineering, construction and operational services in the underground mining sector. Most key commodities are represented in the platform’s order book and current portfolio of projects. In the medium term an upturn is expected in the commodity cycle which will present significant growth potential to the Global Underground Mining Platform,” concludes Laas.


For further information contact:

Ed Jardim

Murray & Roberts Group

Group Communications Executive

Mobile     +27 (0) 83 357 6282



About Murray & Roberts

Murray & Roberts is South Africa’s leading engineering and construction services company. It has delivered infrastructure throughout South and Southern Africa for more than 110 years and is today recognised as an international engineering and construction group. Murray & Roberts is a group of world-class companies and brands aligned to the same purpose and vision, and guided by the same set of values.

The company offers civil, mechanical, electrical, mining and process engineering, general building, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance services. Murray & Roberts does so in the global underground mining market, selected international oil & gas markets, selected African power and industrial markets and selected African infrastructure sectors.

Murray & Roberts operates in Southern, Central and Western Africa, Middle East, Southeast Asia, Australasia and North and South America. The company is based in Johannesburg South Africa, where it has a public listing on the JSE Limited. It has principle offices in Australia, Botswana, Canada, Chile, Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia, United Arab Emirates, United States of America and Zambia.

More information is available at


Back to News