Alexkor was established in terms of the Alexkor Limited Act, No. 116 of 1992, and amended by the Alexkor Amendment Act, No. 29 of 2001. Alexkor is a listed schedule 2 public entity wholly owned by the government through the Minister of Public Enterprises being the shareholder representative. The company has two divisions or business units, which are the Alexander Bay Mining (Alexkor RMC JV) and the Alexkor corporate unit. The mining division is the core business of the company, exploiting a large land-based diamond resource and extensive diamondiferous marine deposits.


While Alexkor, as a commercialized state asset, is not perceived as a strategic asset in the national sense, it has significant strategic importance for the Namaqualand region. The core business of Alexkor is the mining of diamonds on land, along rivers, on beaches and in the sea along the north-west coast of South Africa. These activities are complemented by geology, exploration, ore reserve planning, rehabilitation and environmental management.

The non-core business activities comprises of residential services, community services, outside engineering services, external transport services, guest houses, fuel station and an airport. The management of considerable investment funds, together with the traditional supporting services (information system, human resources, etc.), constitutes additional non-core business activities.


Alexkor’s distinctive competencies are its quality of diamonds and it’s unique land and mineral resources. Over the life of the mine approximately 10,000,000 cts of gemstone quality diamonds have been recovered.


We will be a competitive, progressive, forward-looking organisation with a conscience.


To operate a growing, profitable and sustainable mining organisation, that contributes to the developmental needs of the communities.

  • Turning Alexkor SOC Ltd (Alexkor) around into a viable dynamic mining company
  • Focusing on organic growth at Alexander Bay
  • Acquisition of new opportunities
  • Creating a sustainable, healthy, safe and environmentally responsible organisation
  • Caring for people, providing sound leadership and building credible processes
  • Building strong relationships with all our strategic partners

Alexkor subscribes to five key values. Each value is described as follows:


INTEGRITY – We will always deliver on our promise

PROFESSIONALISM – We will always strive for the highest possible standards.
ACCOUNTABILITY – We will always take full responsibility for the outcomes of our behaviour.

DEDICATION – We will be focused, goal oriented and not sidetracked

DYNAMIC – We will be highly energetic, creative and innovative



Office Block 15, 2nd Floor,
The Woodlands Office Park
20 Woodlands Drive, Woodmead
Johannesburg, 2191


Tel: +27 11 ALEXKOR (253 9567)
Fax: +27 11 788 8869


Alexkor RMC JV Operational Office

Orange Road
Alexander Bay, 8290


Tel: +27 831 8300
Fax: +27 831 1910


Postal Address
Private Bag x5
Orange Road
Alexander Bay, 8290