Africa|Business|Copper|Dickinson Group|Environment|Industrial|Mining|Projects|Reinforcing|Safety|Service|Services|Sustainable|System|Systems|Training|Solutions|Environmental|Operations
Africa|Business|Copper|Dickinson Group|Environment|Industrial|Mining|Projects|Reinforcing|Safety|Service|Services|Sustainable|System|Systems|Training|Solutions|Environmental|Operations

Company growing presence in the DRC

UPSKILLING DGC Africa, equips people with essential skills for meaningful employment, benefiting both the local workforce and international mining companies operating in the DRC

UPSKILLING DGC Africa, equips people with essential skills for meaningful employment, benefiting both the local workforce and international mining companies operating in the DRC

16th February 2024

By: Donna Slater

Features Deputy Editor and Chief Photographer


Font size: - +

Amidst the growing global spotlight on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as a key player in copper and cobalt mining, asset integrity management and industrial solutions company DGC Africa’s – a group of the Dickinson Group of Companies – new headquarters in Kolwezi, in the DRC signifies not just a renewed commitment to the region, but a transformative force within the mining industry.

DGC Africa's history is deeply intertwined with the DRC's mining history with active involvement in the DRC dating back to the 1960s.

During this period, DGC Africa collaborated on various projects with Gécamines – a prominent mining entity in the region.

This legacy of cooperation and excellence, reports DGC Africa, forms the foundation upon which they present themselves as a local entity, fully compliant with DRC regulations.

“This transition symbolises not just continuity but an intensified dedication to the region and its people,” says DGC Africa in a statement.

DGC Africa (DRC) is committed to transformative partnerships, focusing on collaboration and social responsibility. This effort involves working closely with DRC local government, the Belgian development agency Enabel, and UXi Artisanal Skills Development to address the pressing skills shortage.

Together, they have established specialised training centers that deliver dual-purpose practical training, meeting international standards and awarding valuable certifications to local individuals. This approach, according to DGC Africa, equips people with essential skills for meaningful employment, benefiting both the local workforce and international mining companies operating in the DRC.

According to DGC Africa, diversified miner Ivanhoe Mines’ Kamoa mine strongly supports DGC UXi Artisanal Skills. “Their shared mission is to create a quality vocational education system in the DRC, aimed at reducing labour costs and boosting local workforce productivity in mining through targeted training programmes,” states DGC Africa.

DGC Africa says the Kamoa mine is prepared to assist DGC and UXi Artisan Development and consider providing practical experience and permanent employment to learners under their guidance. “This initiative aligns with Kamoa mine's endorsement of DGC and UXi Artisan Development's vision to enhance educational and practical training systems in the DRC, benefiting the mining industry and the local community,” says DGC Africa.

DGC Africa (DRC) possesses a unique and pivotal position in the market, offering specialised industrial solutions meticulously customised to meet the unique and evolving needs of their clients.

The company’s diverse portfolio of industrial services ensures that clients receive comprehensive solutions throughout their operational cycle, including asset integrity management, customised industrial solutions or comprehensive support services.

Further underscoring their commitment to excellence and holistic service delivery, DGC Africa (DRC) has embarked on a strategic joint venture (JV) with crane company Sarens, operating under the name Sarens DGC, to align with the objective of providing clients with holistic solutions that optimise their operations.

“The success of this JV is evident through the securing of major contracts with key clients in the DRC, reinforcing their reputation as a dependable and efficient partner,” states DGC Africa.

Further, DGC Africa (DRC) reports that it will participate in the upcoming DRC Mining Week exhibition, in June. “For DGC Africa, this event represents more than just participation; it symbolises their aspiration to be more than a service provider – they aspire to be a trusted solution to the industrial challenges their clients encounter,” says DGC Africa.

At the core of DGC Africa's approach is a commitment to safety, ethics and environmental responsibility. The company maintains a good safety record to ensure its workforce's well-being and preservation of the environment. DGC Africa also fosters an inclusive and diverse workforce, recognising the value of diversity in their organization.

In line with their commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, DGC Africa continuously explores innovative ways to reduce its environmental footprint through sustainable practices and ecofriendly technologies.

As the company expands its presence in the DRC, DGC Africa is guided by a clear vision – to be a successful business entity and a responsible corporate citizen actively contributing to the well-being of the region and its people through initiatives supporting local communities and education, and enhancing people's quality of life.

“DGC Africa's entry into the DRC signifies a profound commitment to the region's growth, development and empowerment. With a rich history, dedicated workforce, and visionary approach, DGC Africa is set to transform the mining industry in the DRC, leaving a positive and lasting impact,” the company concludes.

Edited by Creamer Media Reporter



VEGA Controls SA (Pty) Ltd
VEGA Controls SA (Pty) Ltd

For over 60 years, VEGA has provided industry-leading products for the measurement of level, density, weight and pressure. As the inventor of the...


Developed to exceed the latest EN 15964 standards for police breathalysers proving that it will remain accurate and reliable for many years to come.


Latest Multimedia

sponsored by

Photo of Martin Creamer
On-The-Air (12/04/2024)
12th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Option 1 (equivalent of R125 a month):

Receive a weekly copy of Creamer Media's Engineering News & Mining Weekly magazine
(print copy for those in South Africa and e-magazine for those outside of South Africa)
Receive daily email newsletters
Access to full search results
Access archive of magazine back copies
Access to Projects in Progress
Access to ONE Research Report of your choice in PDF format

Option 2 (equivalent of R375 a month):

All benefits from Option 1
Access to Creamer Media's Research Channel Africa for ALL Research Reports, in PDF format, on various industrial and mining sectors including Electricity; Water; Energy Transition; Hydrogen; Roads, Rail and Ports; Coal; Gold; Platinum; Battery Metals; etc.

Already a subscriber?

Forgotten your password?







sq:0.156 0.188s - 99pq - 2rq
1: United States
Subscribe Now
2: United States