Climate Positive & Ethical
Gold Mining & Refining

Mining with Integrity for a Better Future

Our Ethical Gold Commitment
At Bootup Africa, we are dedicated to ethical gold mining practices that prioritize environmental harmony and community engagement. Our sustainable approach avoids harmful chemicals and focuses on reforestation and job creation, making a positive impact on both people and planet.
Adding Sustainable Value to Zambian Gold Mining
Striving for Excellence
in Ethical Gold Operations


We uphold stringent corporate governance and donate a substantial part of our revenue to community development, focusing on health, education, and infrastructure.

Community Engagement

We prioritize collaborative partnerships with local communities, creating jobs, supporting agriculture, and promoting environmental restoration.

Eco-Friendly Gold Mining & Refining

We use water and gravity-based refining methods, free from any toxic substances, to ensure climate positive and ethical gold production.

 Bootup Africa's ethical gold mining methodology is not only improving the environment but is also bringing positive changes to our community. I am proud to support their mission. 

Jomo Nyirenda
Community Member

 As a former Director of the Vice Presidents Office and the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit, I am impressed by Bootup Africa's sustainable development and their commitment to ethical gold mining & refining. Their approach sets a new standard for the industry. 

Paul Lupunga
Sustainable Development Advocate

 Bootup Africa's dedication to environmental harmony, reforestation and efficient production is remarkable. I love beeing a part of and support this impressive mission! 

Murad Sultanov
Production Manager

#1 Poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

#2 Zero Hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

#3 Good Health and Well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

#4 Quality Education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

#6 Clean Water & Sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

#7 Affordable & Clean Energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

#8 Decent Work & Economic Growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

#17 Partnerships for the Goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Michel Mwamba Gschwendtner

Founder & Managing Director Commercial

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.

Charles W. Nyirenda

Managing Director Gold Operation

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

René Klein

Human Resources, Security & IT

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

Richard Schmidt

Legal & Controlling

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.

Michael J. Bräuer

Finance & Accounting

Knowledge is one half, belief is the other.

Murad Sultanov


No two things have been combined better than knowledge and patience.

Fikrat Mammadov


A person is like the sun that breaks through the darkness

Jomo Nyirenda

Gold & Technology

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.

Paul Lupunga

Community & Ethical Standards

The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.

Aishi Adhikary

Assistant Manager

Past is a history, future is a mystery, but today is a gift, that's why it's called present. So enjoy your present.

Allen Rozario

Assistant Manager

To see the world openly, you need a mind worth opening for because where there is life, there is hope.

Dagmar Bräuer

Assistent Finance Manager

The biggest things in life are not materials.

Steven Nkando

Board - License Partner, Gold Operation & Lobbyist

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.

Oliver Haeggberg

Board - Metallurgy & Geology

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

Elmar Grandy

Board - Gold Trading & LBMA

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

Stone Vaasa

Board - Machinery Procurement

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

Björn Schürenberg

Board - Legal & Finance

Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.

Sam Sichilalu

Board - Mining Construction

Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.

Dirk Christoph

Board - Net Positive Community

The Future is (Net) Positive.

Vision is the art of seeing
what is invisible to others.

At the heart of our company is not merely a trail of successes or strategic decisions; it's our foundational DNA. This DNA is crafted from the diverse qualifications and professional expertise of our team. Each member brings unique skills that not only complement one another but also drive our company forward, making us distinct through decades of varied conditions and challenges.

Our journey is anchored by the trust, loyalty, and visionary zeal of the founder and his team, who believe in the power of turning innovative ideas into reality. From the outset, their partnership was built on sustainable positioning, entrepreneurial creativity, and fostering a culture of innovation. This culture prizes flexibility and empowerment over rigid control, allowing us to adapt and thrive. At the core of this vision is "the art of seeing what is invisible to others", a perspective that has guided every strategic decision.

Central to everything we do are the principles of trust and responsibility. Our agile, international team of experts is dedicated to tackling complex global challenges. By combining a wealth of business experience with robust human capital, we are committed to a long-term vision and building a strategic network that endures.

The founder has instilled a deep commitment to philanthropy and care for both people and nature, truly believing in the idea of building a sustainable network. They work closely with the community to implement lasting changes that promote an age of well-being in harmony with nature. Our shared passion for helping others has attracted a loyal and diverse team from various countries, all united in their trust and commitment to change the future.

We create opportunities and ensure that our partners also achieve their goals, maintaining our unique position in the industry and reinforcing our legacy. Together, these elements have melded into a unique DNA that distinguishes us, guiding us through social and economic changes and ensuring lasting impact.

  • Lusaka 10101, Zambia
  • NAPSA Complex