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Savanna City, comprising 18,000 new houses, and Malibongwe Ridge an extension of Johannesburg’s Cosmo City.
A recent major accomplishment was the construction of an airport on the island of
St. Helena, a remote landmass in the Atlantic Ocean. Mapasa says undertaking a project with such logistical challenges was a strategic success for the company and will stand the  rm in good stead as it seeks to demonstrate its capabilities and replicate such projects across Africa.
Finally in the mining industry Basil Read has been heavily involved in some of sub- Saharan Africa’s biggest resources projects. In this area Basil Read operates as a mining services provider, with the capability to run the entire contract mining side of a project. That includes the whole mining value chain from drill and blast to upfront mine designs and mobile plant optimisations.
Basil Read is currently working on major projects across Southern Africa in a range of di erent minerals. In South Africa, there is a business partnership with De Beers Consolidated Mines for the Venetia and Voorspoed projects to mine diamonds.
In Botswana, the company is playing a fundamental role in the construction of
the Cut 8 Phase 2 project for Debswana’s Jwaneng mine. In addition Basil Read is working with a variety of blue-chip, tier-1 mining companies throughout sub-Saharan Africa bringing major projects to fruition.

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