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Welcome to JEF Drill & Blast

JEF Drill & Blast is a leading specialised drilling and blasting contractor operating in South Africa and its direct neighbours, notably Botswana and Namibia.

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Drilling

JEF specialises in hole size diameters between 140mm and 311mm.

Mining Blasting And Drilling Middelburg

Blasting

JEF’s core business is optimised, en-masse fragmentation and movement of material.

Mining Blasting And Drilling Middelburg

Drilling & Blasting Advice

Our in-house experts are available to deliver input and expert advice.

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Zero-Hour Drill Rig Rebuilds

JEF’s well-equipped workshops and skilled staff perform major repairs and full rebuilds.

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Careers

JEF is constantly looking for talented people with the right attitude.

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Who We Are

JEF Drill & Blast is a black-empowered (>51% Black owned), subsidiary of Unicorn Mining Services Investments (Pty) Limited, subsidiary of Unicorn Capital Partners Limited, a public company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE Ticker: UCP).

JEF prides itself on being a highly-experienced, highly-specialised drilling & blasting contractor that ensures optimal and profitable business outcomes for its clients.

JEF services major mining players, mining services contractors, project houses and Unicorn’s own mining operations. JEF is strategically focused on high-volume mining operations and specialised Drilling&Blasting contracts. We typically drill boreholes with diameters larger than 140mm.

JEF’s primary involvement is opencast coal mining. We also have a proud track record in a variety of other minerals such as chrome, diamonds and platinum, giving JEF a depth of expertise across a variety of minerals and mining environments.

JEF has an expanding national and international client base:

What We Do

  • Our core business is optimised, en-masse fragmentation and movement of material.
  • JEF has a borehole drilling capacity in excess of 300,000 meters per month.
  • JEF specialises in hole size diameters between 127mm and 311mm. Our production fleet consists of about 50 rigs which include Rotary-, DTH- and top-hammer Rigs.
  • JEF independently owns and operates one of the biggest high-volume production drilling fleets in Africa. The JEF staff compliment is about 350 highly-engaged, full-time employees.

Why Choose Us

JEF Drill & Blast is an experienced, cost effective and performance-driven contractor. We get the job done safely and we deliver high-quality results. Consistently. With more than 30 years of experience, JEF Drill & Blast is your specialised Drilling & Blasting contractor of choice.

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