Manufacturing of bricks from slimes
In 2004, De Beers Consolidated Mines conducted a study on its slimes, which were found to have the potential for brick making.
After securing a potential investor, further tests were done in Spain and it it was found that slimes (from the mining operations) contained suitable ingredients for the manufacture of various types of face bricks.
The project is situated in the town of Kimberley in the Frances Baard District Municipality, Northern Cape Province of South Africa.
Investment value: R87-million
The total number of jobs to be created (direct and indirect/construction phase) once the plant is fully operational will be 112.
- Sol Plaatje Municipality
- De Beers Consolidated Mines including ex-mine workers trust
- Department of Trade and Industry (the dti)