AECI Mining Explosives takes pride in our sustainability and how we impact the market.

Community Awareness and Emergency Response Committee (CAER)

We have operated a Community Awareness and Emergency Response Committee (CAER) at its Modderfontein Head Office since 1995.

The CAER Committee meets every second month and is chaired by a member of the community. Its main objective is to provide a forum where the community can interact with the factory in matters of concern and to share information.

The CAER Committee operates under a charter.


We are proud to be a South African rooted company and recognises the role it has in Black Economic Empowerment.

This is manifested in the following initiatives and programmes we are operating, including:

Empowered Ownership
In 2004, we entered into a BEE partnership with Tiso Group, one of South Africa's leading black-controlled and managed principal investment companies. Tiso owns 25.4% of AECI Mining Explosives with the remaining 74.9% being owned by AECI. Two Tiso directors sit on our board.


We have made it a priority over the past few years to strengthen our partnership with Tiso and contribute significantly to various CSI initiatives.

Besides our formal AECI Mining Explosives CSI Programme, we also offer:

  • Study bursaries for previously disadvantaged learners studying Mining Engineering
  • We assist previously disadvantaged learners from East Rand Communities through Adult Basic Education and Training.

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