Active Blue is a subsidiary of Realstone Quarries a company established in 2011 and has its head office in Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal however with a focus on the national as well as the international market. The company was founded by a team of investors with extensive involvement in the mining industry. The focus is on mining and the packaging of different types of aggregate material, various brick type, ready – mix concrete and logistics. The company has acquired a two-year mining permit, which covers an initial 1.5 hectares. Active Blue has also secured prospecting rights for the same area and surrounding areas for a period of five years.
Active Blue is an example of a broad-based economic empowerment venture with its shareholders not only including black individual investors but also workers and community members of the Inkosi Molefe Community where the business is situated.
The NEF funded Active Blue an amount of R14,7 million towards the purchase of additional equipment and working capital.