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Empowering DRC's Mining Industry: DGC Africa's Transformative Legacy

15th February 2024

     

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Amidst the growing global spotlight on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as a key player in copper and cobalt mining, DGC Africa emerges as a prominent and enduring presence. With a legacy stretching back over a century, DGC Africa has earned recognition for its expertise in asset integrity management and industrial solutions on a global scale. The recent establishment of DGC Africa (DRC) SAS, headquartered in Kolwezi, 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 landscape. While the company is a member of the esteemed Dickinson Group of Companies, its active involvement in the DRC dates back to the 1960s. During this period, DGC Africa collaborated on various projects with GECAMINES, a prominent mining entity in the region. This legacy of cooperation and excellence forms the foundation upon which they proudly present themselves as a local entity, fully compliant with DRC regulations. This transition symbolizes not just continuity but an intensified dedication to the region and its people.

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

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

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 programs. 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.

DGC Africa (DRC) SAS possesses a unique and pivotal position in the market, offering specialized industrial solutions meticulously customized to meet the unique and evolving needs of their clients. Their diverse portfolio of industrial services ensures that clients receive comprehensive solutions throughout their operational cycle. Whether it's cutting-edge asset integrity management, bespoke industrial solutions, or comprehensive support services, DGC Africa remains steadfast in its commitment to being a one-stop solution provider.

Further underscoring their commitment to excellence and holistic service delivery, DGC Africa (DRC) SAS has embarked on a strategic joint venture with Sarens, a globally renowned crane company, operating under the name Sarens DGC SAS. This strategic alliance seamlessly aligns with their objective of providing clients with holistic solutions that optimize their operations. The success of this joint venture is evident through the securing of major contracts with key clients in the DRC, reinforcing their reputation as a dependable and efficient partner.

DGC Africa (DRC) SAS eagerly announces its participation in the upcoming DRC Mining Week Exhibition in June. For DGC Africa, this event represents more than just participation; it symbolizes their aspiration to be more than a service provider – they aspire to be a trusted solution to the industrial challenges their clients encounter.

At the core of DGC Africa's approach is a commitment to safety, ethics, and environmental responsibility. They maintain an exemplary safety record to ensure their workforce's well-being and preserve the environment. DGC Africa also fosters an inclusive and diverse workforce, recognizing the value of diversity in their organization.

In line with their commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, DGC Africa continuously explores innovative ways to minimize their environmental footprint through sustainable practices and eco-friendly technologies.

As they expand their 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, education, and enhancing people's quality of life.

In conclusion, DGC Africa's entry into the Democratic Republic of Congo 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.

Edited by Creamer Media Reporter

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