Johannesburg, 28 November 2018.


Rocketmine, a South African based subsidiary of the listed Delta Drone Group (EPA:ALDR),  is ending the 2018 business year on a particular high after becoming part of a new wave of digital mining on the African continent.

The company has just signed a ground-breaking new contract with mining giant Exxaro which brings 3-D modelling of the mine and its infrastructure to this industry for the very first time in Africa.

The Exarro Resources Group recently announced the launch of its radical R3.3 billion “smart” mine in Belfast, Mpumalanga, where cutting edge technology will create a digital replica of the mine; opening-up new opportunities for remote management and improved safety.

The project will see Rocketmine provide drone mapping, 3D modelling progress and Virtual Reality Visualisation for this pioneering and innovative development.

Our technologies will allow teams at the Belfast mine to “walk” safely around their new mine in Virtual Reality as well as use the 3-D modelling for training through simulation. This safe, highly efficient and progressive service is likely to change the way the industry approaches technology in the future.

In addition, Rocketmine’s Ghanaian operations continue to strengthen and expand: In another massive deal, the company has signed a 5-year contract for the integration of drone survey technology at the Newmont Akyem mine in that country. The extensive deal is testament to the value which is offered by these technologies and the excellent work provided by the Rocketmine team in West Africa.

The company also continues to break new ground in other parts of the African continent with new opportunities underway in Namibia, where mines have requested a trial of Rocketmine services to assist in stockpile management.

The company looks forward to another productive and exciting year in 2019, where will continue to bring value-adding and new technologies to the mining space and other industries.


About Rocketmine: Africa’s leading premier drone data service provider. Fully licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to provide professional and cost-effective services; while focusing on delivering, safe, reliable, and accurate data to clients. Rocketmine provides customized drone data solutions to improve operational efficiencies and systems. Clients trust Rocketmine’s experience and expertise with over 7 500+ flight hours in multiple sectors and owning the largest fleet in Africa.  Rocketmine is a Delta Drone company.



Nomthi Mnisi

Marketing and Communications Manager

+27 (0) 10 590 1254