Profile of the CEO

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Fred Arendse (Founder and CEO)

  • Fred, a mining entrepreneur, founded the SSC Group 10 years ago to pursue business in the natural resources sector.
  • He has more than 22 years of experience in the mining industry having spent 4 years with JCI coal division before joining Anglo American – Platinum where he rose to the position of Head of Transformation at the
    Corporate Office.
  • Fred is a member of the Black Management Forum. In addition to his position at SSC, Fred serves on various boards including Redpath Mining – SA, an international contract mining and shaft sinking company, Operation Improvement Management Company, Zamfin, and SSC associated companies.
  • Fred holds a degree in Human Resources and Business Management from the University of Technology, Cape Town, UNISA and a LDP from WITS.
  • Fred also plays an active leadership role for Peace and Stability in the South African Mining Industry. He also served as Process Leader for Peace and Stability at Anglo Platinum from 2013 until 2015.

Vision and Mission

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Our Vision
Together we grow.

Our Mission
To remain a sustainable, progressive and profitable diversified, mining, and construction company through partnerships.

Core values

  • Safety, health and wellbeing of our people and their families;
  • Trust, loyalty and respect for all our stakeholders;
  • Honesty, integrity and transparency in the way we conduct our business; and
  • Mutually beneficial, value-adding partnerships.

Method statement and philosophy

SSC is on track to become an active, value-adding operating partner in the South African minerals producing arena. The Group has experienced rapid development since its establishment in 2005.

The Company’s investment philosophy focuses on purchasing equity in target companies with exceptional growth potential, which can be realised through the process of empowerment, effective management and through leveraging off the Company’s key strategic relationships.

Key investment considerations include the following:

  • Ability to add value and become involved in the growth of the Company;
  • Aims to capitalise on current transformation taking place within South Africa’s business environment;
  • Focus on value-adding partnerships by bringing relevant skills and experience to grow synergistic areas of business;
  • Interest is not in sharing value, but growing the companies we become involved with; and
  • Strong empowerment and results focus.

Services, Products & Specialist Fields

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Services and products include mineral and resource evaluation; transformation/employee relations /stakeholder engagement; medical services; BEE training and consulting; underground support systems; construction and transport; contract mining and shaft sinking, fire detection, CCTV, access control and security systems.

SSC Group’s diversified companies’ offering also includes the following:

  • Outsourced Human Resources (HR) services;
  • Key consulting and advisory services;
  • Specialist backfilling services; and
  • SMME development – One-stop-shop.

SSC has strong links with various key players within the mining industry.  The partnership with Redpath Mining South Africa and Sekgwa Mining Services bears testimony to its growth as a well established, competitive contracting business. Jointly, it possesses proven competence throughout the South African mining industry and benchmarks practices of its major competitors.

Redpath Mining (South Africa) allows the SSC Group in-house access to a truly global mining experience and skills base, which complements the Company’s current key personnel expertise in order to ensure total customer satisfaction both within the borders of South Africa and in the Company’s expanding sphere of activities in the Sub-Saharan Africa region as a whole.

Corporate membership of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Association of Mining Contracting Companies demonstrates Redpath’s ongoing commitment to active support of the mining industry at large, and the provision of a responsible, suitably skilled contracting service to the industry.

Redpath previous and present clients include:

  • Impala Platinum
  • Beatrix (Gold Fields) South Deep
  • Northam Platinum
  • Buffelsfontein Chrome Mine
  • Smokey Hill Platinum – Australia Platinum
  • Mopani Copper in Zambia
  • Aquarius and Anglo Platinum PSA, Xstrata, etc.

Group Companies

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SSC Advisory Services

SSC Advisory Services offers comprehensive B-BBEE and transformation consulting services.

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Siyakhula Resources Corporation (SRC)

Siyakhula Sonke Resource Development (Pty) Ltd is a new generation exploration company and the vehicle through which all future exploration interests will be pursued.

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Enable-E-Africa provides a platform for corporate companies to support small and medium businesses though their enterprise development contributions

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Foundation for Peace & Prosperity

Foundation for Peace & Prosperity – South Africa’s transformation since 1994 necessitated fundamental changes to the country’s economy as a whole, and many industries in particular.

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SSC Eagle Mining Corporation
was established on 18 June 2010 with the main focus on minerals and mining investment.

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Supa-Gold Corporation was established on 27 March 2014 to provide support services to the mining industry.

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Lubri Lab is recognized in many industries not only as a provider of high quality lubricants and additives but also as lubrication specialists.

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Multi-Net Systems endeavor to provide an efficient and reliable service to their clients in the design, supply, installation and maintenance of automatic fire protection and detection, electronic access control, security and communication systems.

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uMoya is a full-service human resource (HR) consulting company. We have been in the ‘people business’ since 2003

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Redpath Mining (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd

Redpath Mining (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd is 74% owned by J.S. Redpath Ltd (Canada) and 26% owned by Siyakhula Sonke Empowerment Corporation, a South African black economic empowerment (BEE) company.

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Sekgwa Mining Services

Sekgwa Mining Services has been involved in the design and building of various backfill systems, some to a depth of 2200m below surface and with reticulation systems in excess of 50km.

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Mine Health Corporation (“MHC”)

The Mine Health Corporation is a provider of integrated healthcare services to mining and related industries.

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Business objectives & Track record

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Business objectives (primary and secondary)

The SSC Group strives to remain a focused operating company and subscribes to the business philosophy of partnerships based on synergy and value. As such, primary and secondary objectives include:

  • Targeting companies with the ability to achieve rapid growth and margin expansion through empowerment and effective management
  • Facilitating this growth/margin expansion
  • Optimising value for all stakeholders by:
    - Leveraging our core competencies, strategic partnerships, relationships and networks
    - Participating actively in all aspects of the businesses in which we have vested interests

Track record, projects completed and experience:

Since its formation in 2005, SSC has completed a number of equity transactions, including:

  • 26% shareholding in Redpath Mining (South Africa), a contract mining and shaft sinking business
  • Majority black ownership in Sekgwa Mining, a company supplying specialist backfill services to deep-level mines
  • Majority black ownership of a transformation and mining rights conversion consulting company – SSC Advisory Services
  • Majority ownership of an Enterprise Development company – Enable-E-Africa
  • Majority shareholding in Multinet Systems
  • Majority shareholding in Mine Health Corporation
  • Majority shareholding in Supa-Gold Corporation
  • Majority shareholding in SSC Eagle Mining Corporation
  • 100% ownership of uMoya Human Capital
  • Majority shareholding in Siyakhula Resources Corporation
  • Joint venture with OIM Group – business and leadership consulting company
  • Joint venture and equity interest in exploration company – Far North Platinum

Business Model – Synergism

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