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South Africa

Broadleaf has worked in South Africa for many years. Some of our activities are noted below.

Anglo American

We reviewed the arrangements for the independent peer review of projects and develop a revised, risk-based strategy involving establishing a formal ‘College of Reviewers’ to conduct timely, value adding and structured Competent Independent Reviews

We provided foundation risk management training, and advanced training on specialised aspects of risk management, for the College of Reviewers

We developed an evaluation tool for members of investment review teams

AngloGold Ashanti

Working both the South African Head Office and the project, we conducted a project framing workshop for the pre-feasibility stage of the La Colosa gold project in Colombia


We facilitated the development of the company’s Integrated Risk Management (IRM) framework, standards and guidelines

We provided risk management training to a large group of champions across the company

We conducted a risk review for the Nuclear One Project

We reviewed the implementation of IRM in the company

Impala Platinum

We worked for Impala on the development and support of their ERM framework on many occasions, involving practical advice and the provision of tools and methods

We conducted a root cause analysis of a fatal accident and developed a new approach to major accident investigation

Kumba Iron Ore (Anglo American)

We conducted a structured and objective evaluation of their current approaches to the management of risks within large development projects and the portfolio of major investments

We made practical recommendations on changes that should be made to their current approaches to provide a sounder and more effective basis for decisions, leading into a detailed implementation plan


We conducted a review of the current approach to managing risk and the proposed strategy and structure for the risk management function in the company

Spoornet (Transnet Freight Rail)

We provided risk assessment advice on dangerous goods transportation and development of safe routing


We assisted in the development of enterprise risk management for Transnet, including Spoornet

We provided training for risk management champions and the executive

We developed a governance reporting system for the Executive and Board

We developed a specification for a risk management information system and supported its configuration


We developed the company’s project risk management framework

We provided extended project risk management training for managers across the company in Australia, Canada and South Africa

We provided training workshops for group-wide risk management champions

Xstrata Alloys

We provided risk management training courses in Rustenburg, based on the Xstrata risk management framework

Xstrata Coal

We undertook quantitative risk assessments of project capital costs for mine development and expansion projects in South Africa

We provided many risk management training courses across the company, including courses in South Africa