Hybrid is a precious metals refinery focused in the second hand/scrap gold industry. Associated with OECD, IPMI, RJC and other regulatory bodies, we strive for perfection of the highest. Hybrid is a proudly Level 3 B.E.E company.

Who We Are?

Hybrid was founded in 2009 by Jonathan Schultz and shortly thereafter joined by Makhosi John Makhosi.  Coming from a family who had extensive experience in the gold and diamond mining industry, Jonathan brings with him knowledge and experience that has helped shape Hybrid into the company that it is today.

The combination of financial studies, a keen interest in investments and a mining background  has taken Hybrid from a second-hand gold scrap purchaser to a refinery that has been able to be a forerunner within the industry as well as expand into a new venture of extracting gold and other valuable metals from loaded carbon, fluxes and other specialised materials.

Hybrid strives to identify needs within the mining industry and finds ways to resolve obstacles that the industry faces. Working with strategic partners from different fields helps the company to optimise our performance and provide an effective service.

We have been able to understand and not only build up Hybrid but also our clients.This industry has a unique feel and working environment and we constantly strive to become the best in our field. 

We pride ourselves in our quality of work and strive for improvement daily. Goals are what helps us to succeed and move forward towards greater heights!


How we do it?

We at Hybrid, believe in building solid and lasting business relationships and upholding the highest ethical standards.  This allows us to provide a more focused and specialised approach for our clients.

We anticipate our clients’ needs and find ways to resolve obstacles unique to the industry.  Working with strategic partners from different specialist fields helps us to optimise performance, drive cost and time efficiencies.

All of our suppliers are subjected to strict due diligence requirements for Responsible Gold.  Metals passing through Hybrid abides by the “Chain of Custody” requirements as set out by the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).  Hand-in-hand with Responsible Gold, Hybrid follows the due diligence process laid out by both the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) and Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC).

What we Do?

Purchase various grades of gold and precious metals
Refine metals up to 99.9% fine
Process carbon fines and loaded carbon
At Hybrid we are committed to abide to strict policies, procedures, regulations and laws ensuring that all standards, frameworks and guidance of the various regulatory bodies and Acts of Parliament are adhered to.

Policy & Procedure

  At Hybrid Diamonds & Gold we are committed to respect Human rights, refrain from action which contributes to the finance and conflict, and to comply with relevant sanctions resolutions and laws implementing such resolutions.


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At Hybrid

We are committed to abide to strict policies, procedures, regulations and laws ensuring that all standards, frameworks and guidance of the various regulatory bodies and Acts of Parliament are adhered to.

BBBEE Certificate – Level 3 Contributor

Hybrid has been independently verified in accordance with the Codes of Good Practice, issued in terms of Section 9(1) of the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003

Member and Chain-of-Custody Certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC)


Precious Metals Refining Licence, Precious Metals Import Permit and Precious Metals Export Approval

  • Hybrid strives to comply with all Codes of Practice as per the regulations and requirements set out by the South African Diamond and Precious Metals Regulator (SADPMR) and Acts of Parliament