Mining

Leading the way to a sustainable partnership with a trusted advisor across all of Africa.

The mining sector in Africa faces significant challenges in this current age. With the shale gas boom in the US, the rise of the chemical market in China and mining operations being scrutinised with a greater focus being placed on sustainability and supply chains, we understand that your sector is experiencing considerable change.

Challenges facing the sector – African focused challenges

Macroeconomic forces, environmental, regulatory, technological and investor pressures mean a concerted and innovative approach is needed. Commercial operations in the mining sector are experiencing a radical overhaul. Digitalisation, fluctuating input costs, shifting supply and disrupted supply chains present major challenges for competitiveness and growth. As a result, you may have several priorities for your business, including:

• Producing timely, relevant financial information
• Creating a tax-efficient corporate structure
• Statutory audit requirements
• Safeguarding assets
• Business optimisation

When you partner with us, we treat your challenges as our own. We have in-depth knowledge of the issues you face and provide advice and guidance that is tailored to your specific needs.

How can we help

The mining landscape is constantly evolving. Companies are adopting new technologies and implementing new operating models in response to uncertain economic and geopolitical environments. Being able to quickly interpret sector-specific data and shifting regulatory requirements has become essential as companies battle to protect market share.

Services tailored to help you thrive in an evolving global marketplace

At Mazars, we help clients transform operating models and identify opportunities that are the right fit to drive future growth. We bring a balanced, international perspective and optimised local solutions to help you gain a competitive edge in a changing world. We are passionate about supporting you through your challenges and helping you meet your goals through tax, assurance and advisory solutions that are right for your organisation.

Our services include:

External audit
Audit is the heart of our business and we are confident that we can deliver an excellent external audit service, by offering you a blend of industry knowledge and technical skills. 

Taxation services
Given the complexities with different tax and legislative frameworks, it is important for mining companies to be prepared when dealing with Revenue Authorities. At Mazars, our team of experts are equipped to guide you through the process. We offer a comprehensive service which includes assistance with tax compliance, tax reviews, tax opinions and tax structuring advice.

Financing and securing your supplychain
Our experts work with you to secure programme and infrastructure financing, optimise and secure your global supply chain, and deploy new financing solutions such as reverse factoring.

Seizing market opportunities and enhancing your market presence
We can help you establish new businesses or move into emerging and growth markets, identify new product range, and ensure the success of your acquisitions and partnership projects.

Securing and optimising your operations
It is vital that your business is robust. We can work with you to implement and optimise an anti-corruption policy, review your investment projects, put

in place internal controls and risk management procedures, and conduct reviews to improve decision-making
and fraud prevention.

The chemicals and materials industry is truly global in nature. But a global industry also faces multiple challenges ranging from new energy, safety, and environmental focusses to supply chain disruptions, a shifting labour
market and new technologies, as well as multiple economic and political uncertainties.

Mazars has specialist teams that understand your business and offer an array of services that include audit, financial advisory services, consulting, tax and regulatory and compliance advice.

We believe that the current shifting environment is the perfect time for mining sector companies to build their resilience, adjust course and prepare for the next chapter. Industrial businesses of all sizes benefit when individual teams feel supported, and our integrated and tailored approach helps to ensure our solutions are the right fit for your needs.

"There is a growing need globally for materials. With the resources available in Africa, our clients are well-positioned to deliver on the commodity demands of the future. As experts in the mining industry, we would like to strategise with you on this journey, whether it is through tax, assurance or advisory services". Thinus de Vries, Partner

A strong presence in Africa

In Africa, Mazars draws on the expertise over 3,000 professionals and 120 partners to help clients reach their goals and succeed on their own terms.

Mazars has been present on the African continent for over 45 years, providing bespoke solutions to clients of all sizes across a broad range of sectors. Today Mazars continues to support key local, regional and global players from 45 offices in 22 countries and is ranked among the top 7 audit and advisory firms on the continent.1