About Us

Liyema Drilling recognizes its role and responsibility towards the community especially those affected by the mining activities which happen within their areas. We have committed to giving back through skills development, employment and preferential procurement so that local residents within areas we operate in can benefit. 

An inclusive approach to BEE which deliberately advances previously disadvantaged and affected communities. We are firm believers that Land belongs to the people and they ought to benefit from any economic activity happening around them.

 

 Core Focus Areas

  • Equity/Ownership
  • Management & Control
  • Socio-economic development
  • Preferential Procurement
  • Employment Equity
  • Enterprise Development

Drill Rigs

Workshops

Compressors

Drilling Experience

Mission

To provide exceptional services to all our clients ensuring good QUALITY of work and prioritizing EMPOWERMENT of people.

  •  Employing and training employees
  • Providing safe and efficient drilling equipment
  • Safety and Health leader in the drilling business
  • Ensuring that safety and quality is not compromised

Vision

To LEAD and EXCEL in mining services, empowering affected communities

  • To be the leading community drilling company in South Africa and the rest of Africa
  • To empower women and youth
  • Training of local people and prioritizing employment
  • Job creation
  • Sustainable income for local community

Values

 

  • Leadership: Transfer skills and grooming people to reach greater heights.
  • Integrity: Consistency in providing quality service.
  • Partnership: To build sustainable relationships with clients and communities.
  • Safety: No compromise, lives over profit
  • Passion: Committed to giving back to groom future leaders.
  • Accountability: Thriving to set a model where the drive is not only profits but making a difference.
  • Innovation: To continuously improve way and be competitive so to be positioned with the best around the world.

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Level 1 BBBEE Contributor

YEARS OF MINE DRILLING

YEARS OF WATER DRILLING

BBBEE Pivotal Pillars

Our Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment strategy is based on affording opportunity to the Black Community which had been previously disadvantaged and experienced seclusion in participating in the Economic activities.

The aim is to conquer the imbalance of the past by transferring ownership, management and skills improving Black participation in the economy.

Youth Development
  • We commit to funding sustainable projects and giving way to young entrepreneurs to add value to them so they become assets for their communities.
  • The approach is rather one of not just doing something and ending there but it’sabout empowering communities so that they are able to have something to depend on even after mining activities have been exhausted.

 

Work Ethics

Liyema provides specialized services to clients who require professional drilling, done with precision. We have a team of experts to ensure quality service delivery and professional understanding of the dynamics of  projects.

Core Ethics

  • Employing and training employees
  • Providing safe and efficient drilling equipment
  • Safety and Health leader in the drilling business
  • Ensuring that safety and quality is not compromised

 

Approach

The approach is rather one of not just doing something and ending there but it’s about empowering  communities so that they are able to have something to depend on even after mining activities have been exhausted.

Sustainability

We commit to funding sustainable projects and giving way to young entrepreneurs to add value to them so they become assets for their communities.

 

MANAGEMENT 

Mr Freddie Strydom

Mr Freddie Strydom

Chief Executive Officer

Profile

Freddie Strydom has extensive experience in all aspects of Mining related Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Metallurgical Processing, Tailings Disposal and Reclamation and Open Cast Mining from entrepreneurial, executive, senior, and operational level spanning over the last 35 years.

He also gained experience in the Indian Coal Mining markets where he held the position of executive Director of a joint venture formed between Dalmia Bharat and Stefanutti Stocks.

He further held executive and senior positions at Environmental, Civil and Mining Projects, Stefanutti Stocks Mining Services and Ikwezi Mining (Pty) Ltd. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Business School Netherlands.

Mr Pascal Mbambo

Mr Pascal Mbambo

Chief Financial Officer

Profile

Mr Pascal Mbambo has a B Com Accounting qualification, has worked for 21 years in the various spheres of financial accounting including but not limited to Project finance and financial management.

Allie Algera

Allie Algera

Chief Operating Officer

Profile

Mr Allie Algera held throughout his career various positions as Drill and Blasting Manager, Explosives Manager etc. Not only does he have the practical experience of 26 years as he started hands on with his career as an Explosives Technician way back in 1995, but he also excelled in obtaining the relevant qualifications and is still progressing with his studies. He was appointed as Regional Explosives Engineer at AEL Mining Services on the Contractor section in April 2015. He is also registered and carry the Legal Appointment as Responsible person with Chief Inspector of Explosives.

Allie Algera is a well-respected Executive in the Mining Industry. Founder and Initiator of Drilling & Blasting Divisions of various Companies including the Major role Players in the industry. His expertise as specialized blasting contractor to an independent well-known Drilling and Blasting Company specializing in blasting in restricted areas. His immaculate safety record with an incident / accident-free career is prestigious and admirable.