JOHANNESBURG – A locally developed mineral rights system, now active on all continents, is taking the minerals-management world by storm.

The ten-year-old FlexiCadastre, developed by Spatial Dimension of Cape Town, is currently being applied in 70 global mining jurisdictions by more than 1 200 government and corporate entities (see also attached video).

The South Africa-developed technology currently manages eight-million square kilometres of land in countries including Zambia, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Uganda and even Greenland.

The corporate client list, which reads like a mining-major’s who’s who, includes Vale, Rio Tinto, Anglo American, Barrick Gold and AngloGold Ashanti.

However, a notable exception is South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources, which has opted instead to use its own self-tailored, but much-criticised Samrad system.

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