Group R achieves 300 LTI free days

Yesterday Group R Mining & Exploration Zambia Ltd recorded 300 days LTI-free.

LTI stands for Lost Time Injury, which is any injury that prevents any person, staff or contractor, reporting to work on the next shift or next day.

Within the underground mining industry this figure is commendable and proves the importance of modern mechanized mining methods.

Group R Management has introduced training courses and safe work procedures that are in line with its client’s, Mopani Copper Mines PLC, safe working structures and have been dedicated daily towards this achievement.

”At Group R we aim to utilise only the right equipment and to combine our top notch fleet with safe behaviour and a positive attitude towards safety from all our employees,” says Director Hein van Staden.

“We empower everybody who works on site to ensure that while an LTI-free day must be the norm, it is a journey, not a target, and that every day requires the same dedication,.” Van Staden continues.

The next big milestone will be 500 LTI-free days which the Staff and Management of Group R are confident they will achieve.

Group R Mining & Exploration Zambia is an operating division of Group R Holdings Ltd of Mauritius. Group R is owned by the Private Equity Firm Africa One” Holdings Ltd (AOH) a Private Equity investor into the mining industry.

AOH was founded to identify, implement and leverage the plethora of business opportunities available in Africa. Africa One primarily aims to provide institutional and armchair investors with the opportunity to invest into larger unlisted companies on the Africa continent thus providing shareholders stable, above average growth whilst still enjoying liquidity not normally associated with private equity investments.

Group R commenced their African operations with a turnkey underground development and mining contract in Mali on behalf of Randgold Resources. Since then they have grown into a key role player in mechanised underground mining in Zambia and are also busy setting up their Botswana operations.


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