About Us

NatureBound was formed as a Closed Corporation in December 2001, and converted to a private company in September 2004. We are consulting mainly in Occupational Hygiene, mine / Industrial ventilation and partially in Environmental Management. Our management have 63 year combined highly active involvement and participation in gold, chrome, platinum, nickel, coal and diamond mining, including opencast, industrial sites and process plants in Africa. All areas of work in the Occupational Hygiene / Ventilation / Environmental Management, design, planning, auditing and radiation are covered.

NatureBound was formed as a family business with father Francois and son Francois Graaff at the drive of operations. Over the years we grew in skills and numbers from two to 21 personnel. Fifteen hereof are qualified in Mine Ventilation to at least Intermediate Certificate level, with the remainder engaged in supporting services.

We are full members of the Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa, the Fire Prevention Association of Southern Africa and the Clay Brick Association of South Africa. Through partners we are registered with the South Africa Department of Labour.

NatureBound is mostly project driven and complies with the current South African legislation.

We are confident that we can make a positive contribution to your operations by handling your Occupational Hygiene challenges on a contractual basis. We serve with excellence, and are at your service.

Current clients include

  • Botswana: Gem Diamonds, Ghaghoo Diamond Project
  • Namibia: Rosh Pinah Zinc Corporation
  • Mali: Kalana Gold Mine
  • South Africa: 
    • Gold Fields – KDC (Kloof Driefontein Complex Gold Mines)
    • Hernic Ferrochrome (Pty) Ltd, mining and smelter plant, Brits
    • Mooihoek Chrome project, Steelpoort
    • PGM Maseve Platinum project, Boshoek
    • Anglo American Platinum, Rustenburg
    • ARM – Nkomati Nickel Mine, Machadodorp
    • Gold One – Cooke section, Randfontein
    • Central Rand Gold, Florida
    • Mogale Gold, Krugersdorp
    • Eland Platinum, Brits
    • Impumelelo sink project, Greylingstad, for Sasol Mining
    • Gold Reef City underground museum, Johannesburg
    • Shiva Uranium, Klerksdorp
    • Anglo Gold Ashanti Mine Waste Solutions, Stilfontein
    • Lanxess Energising Chemistry, Rustenburg Chrome mine
    • Afarak Mining, Stellite Chrome Mine, Boshoek
    • Afarak Mining, Mecklenburg Chrome, Steelpoort
    • Department of Correctional Services, Western Cape
    • Komatiland Forests and sawmills
    • Northern Timbers sawmill, Tzaneen
    • Various stone crusher operators and Claybrick manufactures
    • Westfalia Fruit Products, Tzaneen and Howick
    • Pick ʼn Pay Support Bakery, Kemptonpark
  • Consultation Companies like:
    • DRA Mining SA, National and International
    • VDDB Project Control Consultants
    • Redpath Mining SA
    • Grinaker-LTA
    • Murray and Roberts Cementation
    • Bluhm Burton Engineering (BBE)
    • Theo Pegram and Associates
    • Dial Environmental Services
    • Deloitte Mining Advisory Services