ENHANCING SOCIAL AND RELATIONSHIP CAPITAL
We started Sedibelo as a new generation mining company with significant community ownership. We are building on that legacy to create a mining company that adds value for stakeholders at every level.
Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela Tribal Authority (BBKTA) unencumbered shareholding in Sedibelo
invested in community human resource development (HRD) bursaries (2019 – 2022)
of employees drawn from Moses Kotane Local Municipality
community members underwent employment readiness training (2019 – 2022)
per year accommodated in the Group’s Internship Program (2019 – 2022)
263 LEARNERS FROM 14 SCHOOLS
supported in the maths, physical science, geography and life sciences programs from 2019 – 2022
ENGAGING OUR STAKEHOLDERS
Sedibelo understands that our reputation and ability to create shareholder value is contingent on our ability to engage meaningfully with our communities and other relevant stakeholders. Our key stakeholders are the communities in our area of operation, government, civil society, shareholders, employees, unions, suppliers, industry bodies and the media.
We engage through various platforms such as regular community employment forum meetings, regulatory meetings with government, monthly newsletters and shareholder meetings.
BUILDING LOCAL COMMUNITIES
Sedibelo was set up in cooperation with the BBKTA. The BBKTA is an unencumbered 25.7% shareholder in Sedibelo and is entitled to seats on the Board. The BBKTA is also the custodian of the communal land on which our mining rights are located.
Our relationships with our local communities are not limited to the BBKTA. We also interact with local communities through a variety of structures including regular employment, local procurement and development forums.
OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES STAND TO BENEFIT FROM SEDIBELO’S OPERATIONS THROUGH:
UNENCUMBERED SHAREHOLDING HELD
by the BBKTA with full net realisable value
About two-thirds of the mine’s employees are drawn from the Moses Kotane Local Municipality
opportunities for local companies
OUR SOCIAL AND LABOUR PLANS
comprising human resource development and mine community development
HRD INVESTMENT FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES (2019 – 2022)
SOCIAL INVESTMENT AND MINE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Mine community development (MCD) projects are designed to improve quality of life and create conditions for development in the communities around the mine. In terms of the Mining Charter, MCD is focused especially on local infrastructure and income generating projects.
We aim to optimize our social investments and ensure that our projects make a tangible difference over time.
OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS, WE HAVE SPENT OVER R67 MILLION ON MCD.
Some of our MCD investments over the past three years have included:
PROVIDING EXTRA CLASSES
for Grade 12 learners
UPGRADING COMMUNITY ACCESS ROADS
by paving 5 kilometers of local gravel roads
of local schools and health facilities
SUPPORTING A COMMUNITY FEEDING SCHEME
supporting vulnerable people during Covid-19
SUPPORTING COMMUNITY WELLNESS PROGRAMS
with health awareness and support provided to community-based care centers, including Covid-19 support and testing
PROVIDING SUPPORT TO A NUMBER OF AGRICULTURAL PROJECTS
including sponsoring the purchase of trees and personal protective equipment, and establishing a borehole, fencing and other infrastructure for a Moringa production project in partnership with the BBKTA.