GijimaAst secures Angloplat contract

Zweli Mokgata

Zweli Mokgata

The JSE-listed technology group, GijimaAst, has clinched a contract to deliver a range of business software and support services to Anglo Platinum in a deal worth R122million.

The contract will span five years and affects all Anglo Platinum's South African, Zimbabwean and Zurich operations.

The network will cover all mining operations, refineries, beneficiation plants administration and support areas.

Jonas Bogoshi, GijimaAst chief executive, said: "We are delighted to have been chosen by Anglo Platinum for this project. Our involvement will further strengthen our strategic partnership with the Anglo Group."

GijimaAst is not a newcomer to the mining sector with local and international businesses from this sector contributing nearly 15percent of the company's turnover.

The company has had success developing methodologies, processes and procedures that support the business imperatives of its clients in the sector.

Alistair Knock, chief information officer at Anglo Platinum, said: "GijimaAst was chosen based on its sound track record in SAP consulting and its ability to provide integrated solutions across business systems including our core mining systems."

GijimaAst employs more than 60 mining engineers for the deployment and servicing of technology and approximately 150 software specialists, with experience in the mining industry.

Andrew Joannou, Renaissance Fund Managers director, said: "For Anglo Platinum this might be a small deal, but for Gijima it is very significant."

GijimaAst has a market capitalisation of R984million. Angloplat is worth R267billion on the stock exchange.