Cybercity, Ebene, Mauritius, 12 September 2016  We take great pride in announcing that Group R Mining & Exploration Zambia Ltd achieved 1 Million man hours without Lost Time Injury. This fantastic milestone was achieved upon the completion of last night’s shift at the Synclinorium expansion project, in Zambia, on behalf of Mopani Copper Mines PLC.

A safety achievement, even one like this one, is never the destination, it is merely another step in the journey” says Nic Claasen Project Manager for Group R.

We work closely with our client, Mopani Copper Mines PLC and aim to be totally committed to their SafeMining strategy. We however believe that this milestone is not an accolade to management as much as what it is to our entire workforce who dedicate their every action to safety” says Mr. Hein van Staden Chief Operations Officer of Group R.

As with Group R’s previous safety achievements management and the team has again re-iterated their dedication to safety and that they hope to take this achievement to 2 Million man hours.

John-Ernest Fogwell, CEO of Africa One was quoted saying: “As part of the Africa One ethos is a core belief of being “Master Craftsmen” and we are truly humbled to be associated with- and to support such Master Craftsmen in the form of Group R Mining”

More about AO Holdings Ltd

AO Holdings Ltd t/a Africa One Holdings is a Private Equity and Corporate Advisory company based in Mauritius. 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.

More about Group R Holdings Ltd

Group R Holdings Ltd is an operating partner of firm AO Holdings Ltd (“Africa One”). Group R commenced their African operations with a turnkey underground development and mining contract in Mali on behalf of Randgold Resources in 2010. Since then they have grown into a key role player in mechanised underground mining in Zambia, South Africa and Botswana.