Posted: May 29, 2022
A Rustenburg-based firm, Bosielo and Lefako Holdings with operations in Thabazimbi and Rustenburg that provide underground mining services to key industry players like Anglo and Impala is ready to showcase at the DRC Mining Week which will take place in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from 1-3 June 2022.
Bosielo and Lefako Holdings is one of the twenty mining exporters that are supported by the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) to participate and exhibit their products and services at the DRC Mining Week.
the dtic assisted these companies to participate in the exhibition through its Export Marketing and Investment Assistance (EMIA) Scheme. The objective of the scheme is to develop export markets for South African products and services and to recruit new foreign direct investment into the country.
The Managing Director of Bosielo and Lefako Holdings, Ms Keorapetse Bosielo says she has ambitions of becoming a major player in the mining industry and participating in the DRC Mining Week will assist the company to realise the vision of exporting their products and services throughout the African continent.
“We render various contract mining services and offer various mining related equipment, like drilling, blasting, underground construction, scaffolding, winches and yellow plants. We have the information that these are some of the key services that may be attractive to the DRC market. Therefore, the event is a perfect platform to reach our target market and expand beyond our borders,” says Bosielo.
She adds that participating in the show will also provide her company with an opportunity to interact with other mining services companies from different parts of the world, particularly Africa.
“There is immense mining potential in the DRC and we hope to become part of their upcoming mining projects,” says Bosielo, whose company employs a hundred people.
She adds that she is particularly enthusiastic about the opportunity to learn about news trends the ever-changing mining industry, which requires one to adapt accordingly. She is positive that the show will also provide her with a platform to interact and engage with market leaders in the entire mining value chain, and expose her to new markets for the services and products. DRC Mining Week is expected to attract 230 exhibitors and over 5 000 visitors.
The Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Ms Nomalungelo Gina says this is a perfect opportunity to market South Africa’s mining equipment and related products. It will also create an opportunity to interact and network with potential agents and distributors in the DRC. South Africa is the DRC’s biggest supplier of foreign goods and services, providing more than 20% of the country’s total imports.
Bongani Lukhele – Director: Media Relations
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Issued by: The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic)