Vedanta Zinc International (VZI) is a grouping of zinc assets located in South Africa and Namibia, owned by the 6th largest Diversified Resources Company in the world, Vedanta Limited. Vedanta Limited recently invested ZAR 5 billion into VZI’s flagship, Gamsberg open pit and concentrator project in the Northern Cape province, which is now fully operational and was inaugurated in February 2019 by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Gamsberg is part of the Black Mountain Complex cluster which also includes two underground operations Deeps and Swartberg.
VZI employs ~2700 people directly and indirectly of which ~99% are local South Africans, ~80% are from the Northern Cape and ~60% from the Namakwa District, where operations are located, making it one of the largest employers in the Northern Cape.
VZI’s vision is to create an integrated world-class regional zinc complex comprising Black Mountain Mining (including Gamsberg) and the Skorpion Zinc mining and refining operations. Our values of Safety, Trust, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Excellence, Integrity, Respect and Care form the core of our business.
To date, Vedanta has invested over $1.7 billion in Southern Africa,and contributed over R100 million in CSR projects in South Africa and Namibia over the last 5 years. Childcare and education support programmes benefit more than 1,800 children at a cost of R6 million per annum. We also support various youth and sports clubs as part of our corporate social responsibility programme.