About Us

Discovery Drilling was established in 1999 as an exploration drilling company. Since establishment this company has maintained the highest standards with regards to Health & Safety personnel, equipment, and the delivery of quality product to its clients. We are proud to present Discovery Drilling as the complete exploration and drilling solution.

We strive to provide an excellent service, based on experience and quality of both management and field personnel, as well as rugged, safe and reliable drilling equipment.

In early 2018 we concluded a sale agreement whereby 51% of our South African Drilling Company was acquired by a BBBEE consortium, Discovery Drilling South Africa (DDSA).

DDSA is a broad-based 75% black-owned and controlled South African mining services company owned by two black anchor shareholders, Indlovukati Investments and Ramab Health Care. DDSA is 25% female owned.

The company is led by a team with a combined management experience of over 150 years in the operation and development of multi-national businesses.

Vision, Mission & Values

To operate the pre-eminent sustainable BEE mining services companies.

To be our clients first-choice drilling company, while realizing value for its shareholders’ and achieving economic development through developing our human capital.

Our core values include Honesty, Diligence, Integrity and Passion.

Client Base

Discovery Drilling has done work for numerous clients over the past years. Some of those are:

• Amcoal • Ingwe • Vantech • Amcoal / Sasol • Xstrata • Amplats • Wesizwe • BCL • Beacon Rock Minerals • Maxima Silica • Continental Coal • Sepako • African Nikkel • Optimal Coal • Sepako • Boynton • Sable Platinum • BBE • Bauba A Hlabirwa Mining investments • Platinum Group Metals • Transasia • Gold One

Drilling operations were done in Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal, Mpumalanga, the Highveld, the Western Bushveld Complex and Botswana.

Our objective with regards to client satisfaction is twofold namely:
1. To deliver the best service in the industry; and
2. To be regarded by our clients as their first choice.

Leadership Team

Khanyisile Kweyama

Khanyisile is a director and former Chairperson of the SABC and previous CEO of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA).

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Francois Conradie

Francois has over 25 years’ experience in the drilling industry and is one of the most skilled and experienced exploratory drillers on the  African continent.

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Dr Bobby Ramasia

Dr Bobby Ramasia is formerly the Principal Executive Officer of the Bonitas Medical Fund until 2016.

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Steve McCain

Steve has over 30 years’ experience developing profitable business in over 26 countries throughout the world.

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Vuyo Lekwane

Luvuyo began her career in the Advertising industry providing Marketing and Advertising solutions for brands…

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Lady Makgabo

Lady studied a BA degree in Psychology from the University of Pretoria and worked in the recruitment field for 10 years.

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Russel Swarts

Russel has over 30 years of senior financial management, mining and mineral exploration experience…

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Derek Watson

Derek is a UK accountant and a former commercial director of the largest exploration drilling contractor in the UK.

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