A Leading International Multi-Disciplinary Consultancy

We offer a wide range of technical and professional services for all facets of mineral resource exploration

Mining
Studies

Luhlaza Mining Studies partner with clients to realise maximum value from their projects.

Geotechnical & Geohydrological

Luhlaza has a team of engineering geologists that are competent to execute various types of infrastructural projects.

Soil & Rock testing laboratory

Our laboratory services a variety of industries, consultants and government departments.

About Us

Luhlaza Advisory and Consulting (Pty) Ltd (Luhlaza), a leading international multidisciplinary consultancy was founded in 2016 by industry experts with more than 20 years’ experience in mining projects. Luhlaza provides a comprehensive and diverse set of professional services to a broad client base in the minerals and mining sector.

Luhlaza has completed numerous projects in some of the most remote parts of Africa and other parts of the world. We have a team of experts that can take on new projects anywhere in the world, form partnerships and develop collaborative business. With a unique mix of practical skills, knowledge and experience we work closely with our clients in the public and private sectors. We assist customers in realising the full potential and value of their assets, maximising the economic and business returns from the environments they own and manage, and achieving their goals in a sustainable and ethical manner.

We offer a wide range of technical and professional services for all facets of mineral resource exploration, definition, and assessment. We are familiar with the difficulties of operating abroad in challenging circumstances and with varied cultures and we therefore carefully select the best team of experts pertinent for each assignment. Our highly skilled, educated, and experienced team has worked across various sectors and with multiple commodities. Our diverse team of consultants include geologists, mining engineers, environmental specialists, metallurgical and processing engineers, geohydrologists and geotechnical experts.

We specialise in providing the following services:

  • GIS Services
  • Geological Exploration
  • Resource Estimations
  • Mineral Economics and Evaluations
  • Due Diligence Studies
  • Geotechnical Analytical & Laboratory Testing Services
  • Hydrogeological Investigations
  • Geological Mapping
  • Block Modelling
  • Reserve Estimations
  • Mineral Tenure Services
  • Environmental Management
  • Geotechnical Investigations
  • Geophysical Investigations

Mining Studies

Luhlaza Mining Studies partner with clients to realise maximum value from their projects with an integrated approach to techno-economic studies, due diligence reviews, risk assessments, resource estimates, reserve estimations, financial modelling and mineral asset valuations.

We ensure complete independence and objectivity by having no association to special interest groups, producing companies and exploration companies. Our commitment is to technical excellence, service reliability and the sustainability of our industry.

Project Evaluation
  • Due Diligence
  • Economic Assessments
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Project Reviews
  • Risk Management
  • QA/QC Audits
Exploration Services
  • Data Capturing, Processing and Interpretation
  • Desktop Studies
  • Reconnaissance Site Visits
  • Exploration Campaigns & Supervision
  • Resource Drilling and Sampling Optimisation
  • Geological Logging
  • Geological Mapping and GIS
  • Structural Geology Analysis
  • Three-Dimensional Geological Modelling
Resources and Reserves
  • Economic Assessments and Audits
  • Feasibility Studies & Design
  • Geology Block Models
  • Structural Models
  • Qualified/Competent Person’s Report
  • Resource Estimation
  • Reserve Estimation
  • Public Reporting to Mining Stock Exchanges
  • Valuations

GEOTECHNICAL AND GEOHYDROLOGICAL

Luhlaza has a team of engineering geologists that are competent to execute various types of infrastructural projects.

  • Remote Sensing and Land Use Zonation
  • Geotechnical Investigations
  • Housing Developments Investigations
  • Railway lines (S406 and S410 standards)
  • High rise structures 
  • Pipeline founding condition
  • Petroleum depots foundation investigations
  • Downhole Borehole Logging and Recording
  • Slope Stability Assessments
  • Rock Stability Assessments
  • Dolomite Stability Investigations (SANS1936)
  • Soil Profiling, Crop Suitability Screening, Quality Assessments, Management and Remediation
  • Mine Slope Stability Assessments
  • Geotechnical Desktop Assessments
  • Roads
  • NHBRC Classifications
    Dams, Bridges, Culverts
  • Geotechnical Logging
  • Identification of Borrow Pits
  • Construction supervision
  • Materials Assessments

GEOTECHNICAL, SOIL AND ROCK TESTING LABORATORY

Luhlaza, a geotechnical testing laboratory based in Johannesburg, offers a wide range of specialist geotechnical tests on soil and rock. Our laboratory services a variety of industries, consultants and government departments.

The following tests are offered:

  • Soil testing (Grading, Atterberg, Hydrometer, MOD, CBR)
  • Gravel Testing
  • Nuclear Density
  • Compaction Testing
  • Point Load Testing
  • Materials Assessments
  • Triaxial Strength Tests on Soil
  • Double Oedometer
  • Swelling Potential and Pressure
  • Dispersion Tests (Pinhole, Crumb, Double Hydrometer)
  • Flexible Wall Permeability
  • UCS and UCM (with Strain Measurement and Poisson’s Ratio) on Soil and Rock.
  • Aggregate Testing
  • Concrete Cube Strength Testing
  • Dynamic Cone Penetrometer Testing (DCPs)
  • Onsite Laboratory with Dedicated Laboratory Staff
  • Quality Assurance on Earthworks
  • One dimensional Consolidation
  • Collapse Potential
  • Direct Shear Test
  • Constant and Falling Head Permeability
  • Rock Joint Shear Strength

Contact Us

Johannesburg Office

Blairgowrie Plaza Office Park,
Cnr Conrad & Susman Street,
Office 128, Level One,
Randburg 2194,
South Africa

info@luhlazaconsulting.co.za
+27 63 769 4305

Durban Office

34 St Andrews Road,
Durban North,
eThekwini 4051,
South Africa

info@luhlazaconsulting.co.za
+27 63 769 4305

Testing Laboratory

14 Naaf Street, Strydompark,
Randburg 2194,
South Africa

lab@luhlazaconsulting.co.za
+27 81 678 6848

Expert Teams

We have a team of experts that can take on new projects anywhere in the world

Extended Services

We offer a wide range of technical and professional services for all facets of mineral resource exploration, definition, and assessment.

Vast Experience

Our highly skilled, educated, and experienced team has worked across various sectors and with multiple commodities

Diverse Talents

Our diverse team of consultants include geologists, mining engineers, vironmental specialists, metallurgical and processing engineers, geohydrologists and geotechnical experts.

Countries that Luhlaza’s technical experts have undertaken projects in:

  • Angola
  • Brazil
  • Burkina Faso
  • Botswana
  • Central African
  • Republic
  • China
  • Columbia
  • DRC
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Jordan
  • India
  • Iran
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Peru
  • Russia
  • South Africa
  • Somaliland
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia