Extracting Tomorrow’s Worth Today

Urban-Econ offers high-quality professional advice in the fields of mining, metals and mineral beneficiation, towards the long-term development of the industry.  The aim is to ensure the sustainable utilisation of the country’s mineral resources, to the benefit of the economy and the communities that participate in and host mining activities.


  • Policy Assessment & Alignment
  • Value Chain Analysis
  • Industry Capability Statements
  • Social & Economic Impact Assessment Studies (Inputs Into EIAs)
  • Localisation Potential Analysis
  • Market Entry Investigations
  • Socio-Economic Development (SED) &  Enterprise Development Studies
  • Social and Labour Plans

Key projects

Sishen Iron Ore Mine: The Western Waste Dumps Project Economic Impact Assessment for Environmental Impact Assessment Process

Mafube Nooitgedacht and Wildfontein Sustainable Development Investigation Study for Environmental Impact Assessment Process

Mooifontein Coal Mine Comparative Analysis for Environmental Impact Assessment Process



Elena Broughton

Manager: Innovation & Sustainable Development Unit


012 342 8686