Under the contract signed with Adelaide Ruiters Mining and Exploration Pty Ltd (‘ARME’), VBKOM has been hard at work developing the technical aspects of the Zandheuvel Project. The feasibility study is far advanced and VBKOM is working very closely with ARME’s CEO and founder, Ms Adelaide Ruiters.
At a recent discussion about the project and the prospects for phosphate in South Africa, Ms Ruiters was vocal about her vision.
Says Adelaide Ruiters CEO and Founder of Adelaide Ruiters Mining and Exploration Pty Ltd: “My Technical Team and I, led by VBKOM are indeed building a New Phosphate Competency for our country. This is vital for our nation to ensure that we as a country remain in control of our food security. Our South African Sedimentary Phosphate Rock Resources are known to contain one of the lowest Cadmium levels in the world and should be recognised locally and regionally by our agriculture industry. There are many health risks associated with high levels of Cadmium in fertilizers. Most of our phosphate rock are currently being imported into our country by fertilizer blenders. We are aiming to provide the farmer with a cheaper, more environmentally friendly alternative Direct Application Fertilizer that can also lead to a healthier nation. We are also aiming to further downstream beneficiate our phosphate resources for the better of our country, our nation and help our country recover economically from this Covid Pandemic.”
VBKOM is proud to be associated with ARME, Ms Adelaide Ruiters, and the Zandheuvel Project. Feel free engage ARME or Ms Ruiters at http://arme.co.za/