Experts in Drop Raising

Elipsis Blue Trading (43) t/a LPK Isivuno, is the first black owned box-hole tunneling business in South Africa. It was created out of the well-established businesses of LPK Mining CC, formed in 1997 by Pieter Venter and staffed by an experienced workforce of 195 people.

Negotiations were successfully concluded the terms of which resulted in a black owned and managed contract mining company.

The business is well capitalized, ably managed on all fronts, and is poised for major growth in its chosen field of endeavour namely all aspects of underground contract mining work. It presently operates under written 5 year contracts at various shafts in the Rustenburg area including Anglo Platinum, Lonmin, Impala Platinum and Buffels Gold mine presently concentrating on box-hole tunneling, drilling and blasting, Underground Rail Road Construction, Silo and Ventilation Shaft Construction, Vamping and Development.

Statement of Purpose

The company has remained sustainable through the challenges facing the mining industry. Sustainability has been achieved through the following:


Prioritizing safety as a foundation for success


Increasing productivity by planning and execution of the plan


Implementing an online OHSAS system as a strategy towards OHSAS 18001 compliance


Continuously improving our processes

Our People

Our employees are encouraged to continuously improve themselves through training and acquiring additional skills. It is through this multi-tasking that we are able to deliver beyond our scope at competitive rates without compromising safety.

Our Clients