Cousins Fraser and Fred Alexander formed Fraser Alexander in 1912, as a tailings deposition service to the Witwatersrand’s emerging gold mining industry. Their innovative nature was obvious, as they were the first to use cocopans to remove tailings from processing plants. Soon Fraser Alexander were managing 70% of the dumps in the region.
Over the following century, they raised the practice of residue and tailings management to a science, delivering best-practice solutions to locations across Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. In this time, they also expanded their service offering and in 2006, they were acquired by Royal Bafokeng Holdings, the investment arm of the Royal Bafokeng Nation.
Fraser Alexander is a fully Black-owned and proudly South African group.
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