Precautions were required to operate at heights of approximately 85m because of the close proximity to the Pilanesburg airport. Both headgears were pre-assembled (31 lifts) on the ground prior to being erected. The main headgear centre tower comprised of three distinct modules and the services shaft of four modules. The total weight of the two headgears amounts to an estimated 1.200t.
"The work was performed by 15 people to an exceptionally high standard from a planning and execution perspective. Above all, the safety standards were commendable" says Royal Bafokeng Platinum senior project manager, Tom Sertic.