A key client asked us to build a top-tier corporate executive team. Our search covered a global market where we identified 140 suitable profiles for all three roles. In total, 26 candidates were long-listed and 13 shortlisted. Here’s exactly how we found the new Group Head of Internal Audit, Executive Head of Corporate Finance, and […]


July 2022 B1G1 Giving

Monday, 18 July, was Mandela Day. Inspired to take action, we looked to our local communities to make a difference. We donated: R5000 to Marsh Memorial Homes — which provides care to abused or abandoned children. Our donation goes towards rehabilitating and reuniting children with their families or communities of origin.   R5000 to Heaven’s […]


June 2022 B1G1 Giving

Through our partnership with B1G1, for the month of June 2022 we donated: 💦 43,800 days of access to life-saving clean water to families in Ethiopia. Imagine walking 3 hours a day to get water? Polluted water! Our donation to the WellWishes Trust ensures that women in Ethiopia get access to clean drinking water. PLUS, […]


Reimaging Mining Economics with Craig Hutton

In the aftermath of the last supercycle (2000 – 2013), disenchanted investors demanded that the industry rethink its business model and prioritise shareholder value. Value over volume found favour with the investment community over the prioritisation of production volume growth, and the regular payment of dividends was regimented. As miners realigned their balance sheets and […]


May 2022 B1G1 Giving

Here’s a look at our initiatives for May. 👉  Donated $1500 to provide emergency relief support in Ukraine We continue to support the efforts of Direct Relief, a B1G1 partnership. They work closely with Ukraine’s Ministry of Health and regional partners to provide vital medical aid to the people of Ukraine. This includes oxygen concentrators and critical […]


April 2022 B1G1 Giving

We kicked off the month by showing our support for World Autism Awareness Day. Our donation directly benefits and improves the lives of 15 children living with autism in South Africa. It included: 👉 Autism Resource bags and training for 10 mothers of children with autism. 👉 The assessment of 3 children with autism in […]


Global Head of Health and Safety

Stratum was retained by one of its key clients, a mid-tier multi-commodity mining company, to assist with finding their new Global Head of Health and Safety. Due to the nature of its operations, many of its people operate in high-risk environments. The mandate was to attract a high-level Health and Safety professional with a track […]


March 2022 B1G1 Giving

Stratum International March 2022 B1G1 giving update: 100 days of food and shelter to people in need in South Africa through Community Chest of the Western Cape, South Africa. The Community Chest provides short-term care and psycho-social support to those who need it: daily, short-term, a home from home, a refuge, a bath, and breakfast. […]


Country Director: Suriname

The position of Country Director for a mid-tier gold miner in Suriname became vacant due to retirement. The role reported directly to the Senior Vice President of International Affairs and Sustainability at head office. Their primary responsibility was to mitigate risk for the company’s investments in Suriname. Although the company had identified a suitable candidate, […]


February 2022 B1G1 Giving

In February 2022, our partnership with Global Giving Initiative Buy1GIVE1 (B1G1), donated 101 days of early childhood development to a disadvantaged child in South Africa. This program focuses on children reaching their age-appropriate developmental milestones, support and empowerment of at-risk children and their families, and for caregivers to recognise the importance of Early Childhood Development. […]


VP Executive: HR

Due to rapid growth within the region, a gold major identified the need to add leadership capacity to their Africa region Human Resources team. After reviewing internal talent, it was determined that the company would need to look externally for the right candidate. And to maintain stability within the existing team, the search needed to […]


VP Exploration: Africa

To ensure its optimal position in a rapidly changing market, a gold major retained Stratum to recruit a VP of Exploration for their African assets with the goal of building exploration capacity on the continent. It was an opportunity for the successful candidate to put their mark on a growing exploration pipeline in a company […]


New GM Leads Mine Turnaround in Canada

Stratum understands the importance of a mine’s General Manager. The Case Study below details a Mining Recruitment project we managed for a client in Canada – hiring a top-tier General Manager. TRANSFORMATION SUCCESS The incumbent increased production by 60% within six months, achieving the highest quarterly production and EBITDA in 15 years. Spearheaded the stabilisation […]


Recruiting General Managers: A Global Challenge

One of the most critical assets in a mining company is its Mine General Manager (GM). Not only do these individuals manage production, but they should lead people, inspire strategic thinking, productivity, and innovation. Their ability to lead directly impacts profitability. And in many cases, the company might only have one or two producing assets. […]