Gold and Uranium

The Gold and Uranium business unit at AEL provides explosives products and services to the Southern African gold and uranium mining sectors.

This business unit consists of three regional managers who monitor sales' activities for the top three blue-chip mining houses operating in this sector. A further 15 dedicated sales executives are employed to manage the Free State, Klerksdorp and Carletonville regions and provide customers in these areas with reliable, consistent access to AEL’s vast range of products designed to address the requirements demanded in underground tunnelling and stopping applications.

Our offering

AEL supplies a full range of products to address mining requirements in gold and uranium environments, whilst providing services, such as rock-on-floor, rock-on-ground and performance-based contracts to suit each customer's needs.

The product range includes a range of explosives products, such as Anfex, Magnum 365 and Gel, underground bulk emulsions (both bulk and packaged), detonating cords, boosters, Energex Pillow packs and Barrel, and initiating systems, shock tubes, electronics and AEL’s cutting-edge Centralised Blasting Systems, as well as a range of supportive products, including electronic starters, non-electronic starters, copper wire and circuit testers.


However, AEL’s strengths lie in service and mine safety. The company is well positioned to supply product and backup to customers in this industry from any of its nationally dispersed hubs across the country. With the aim to keep their customer mining sites safe and on track while adhering to regulatory guidelines, the company delivers to specification at all times.

Underpinning its long standing reputation for delivering on time and in full, AEL’s technical support, training and service representatives and engineers are available on site to assist customers.

AEL's professional team ensures the safe use of AEL products on site, which includes the correct application of products, assistance in the design of an efficient blasting site, as well as assistance with blast related issues, such as fragmentation, undercutting and hanging wall conditions.


With a large team of engineers and scientists on board, AEL offers over a century of expertise and knowledge in developing innovative blasting solutions that contribute to the creation of industry changing approaches to mining and mine safety.

Why choose AEL?

AEL is an established local manufacturer that is trusted by long-term customers for its excellent track record, transparent stock holding policies, innovative mining optimisation services, safety technologies and its expertise across a range of mining applications and arenas.

Offering both historical and forward thinking expertise in narrow reef underground mining, AEL’s customers view them as a trusted solution and service provider. AEL is seen as a partner in the mining industry, supplying services and solutions that ultimately lead to intelligently planned, safe and productive mining operations.

Johan Duvenhage

Divisional Director - Southern Africa East Cluster - Gold, Uranium & Coal
Tel: +27 11 606 0502
Mobile: +27 82 4190 956