It all began for Digmin in Tanzania when Gerald was approached by Shanta Gold to build the mine infrastructure and mine the New Luika Opencast Pit after retiring from the Board of Protech Khuthele Holdings. At the time, Gerald with a team led by Tyrone Searle and Ernest Holton had just completed a 70km access road for Mkuju River Uranium Mine in a joint venture with Bamboo Rock Limited a Tanzanian civil contractor which Gerald then later acquired. He went on to form a Tanzanian local venture BC Mining Limited.
In 2014 Gerald decided to commence operations in South Africa again in Bulk Earthworks, Infrastructure and Contract Mining fields. The senior contract management team from Protech regrouped with Gerald and Bamboo Rock, a local South African company, was launched under the Digmin Group.
Having owned coal collieries in previous years it was a natural progression back into coal mining services.
In 2018 Digmin joined MB Resources contributing mining equipment and expertise in a joint venture for Exxaro’s Belfast openpit mining contract, and a mine pit rehabilitation project for Seriti Coal at Kriel.
Digmin have also been selected as the preferred Mining Contractor for Theta Gold’s opencast project in Pilgrim’s Rest to start Q1 2021.