Our dynamic portfolio follows a history of consistent geological discovery, technological advancement and sustainable development. Operating responsibly and ethically is an integral part of Vedanta's core values. We deliver on our commitments to all internal and external stakeholders by demonstrating these values through our actions, processes, systems and interactions. We constantly learn and develop; and endeavour to improve our operations. We are fully committed to working with integrity and have upheld 'uncompromising business ethics'.
The Founder and Chairman
VZI is the largest integrated zinc operation in Africa, with a vision to be a globally renowned brand in the base metals sector.
The BMC cluster, Black Mountain Mining (BMM) and Gamsberg Mine, represents VZI’s South African operations while the Skorpion Zinc Mining and Refining operations are in Namibia.
VZI employs 2700 people directly and indirectly of which 99% are local South Africans, 80% are from the Northern Cape, and 60% from the Namakwa District, where operations are located.
BMM comprises two underground shafts – Deeps and Swartberg - and a processing plant. The Deeps shaft produces copper, lead, and zinc, with silver as a by-product. Annual production is of the order of 102Ktpa of zinc-equivalent metal-in-concentrate.
The Swartberg shaft produces primarily copper and lead, with silver as a by-product. Annual production is of the order of 13.5Ktpa of metal-in-concentrate.