The Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) and Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (MEMSA) have launched the Technology Availability and Readiness Atlas (TARA) on 12 November 2020 as part of affirming our commitment to localisation in support of increased local manufacturing during the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)’s 7th biennial conference held in Pretoria.


TARA is an online portal of locally manufactured mining equipment designed to assist the industry in achieving increased local content and manufacturing. It also allows Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to demonstrate their current commercially available technologies. TARA helps provide seamless access to the variety and selection of local mining equipment. It allows local OEMs to upload their own product offerings, their technical specifications and images, according to set data fields that align to the mining extraction value chain processes. In its vision to maximise the returns of South Africa’s mineral wealth and in so doing, stimulate the production of local mining equipment, the Mandela Mining Precinct has, through its Real-Time Information Management Systems (RTIMS) research programme developed the TARA online database, accessible on this link: https://miningtara.co.za/equipment/

For more information on mining TARA, contact our office:

Elizabeth van Vuuren (MEMSA) at admin@memsa.org.za  or 083 235 1233

Reyhana Mahomed (Mandela Mining Precinct) at rmahomed@csir.co.za  or 073 473 0398