Community

Eastplats strives to fulfil its corporate citizenship responsibilities to the communities within which it operates.

Our communities

Western Limb

  • Brits – Elandsrand
  • Oukasie
  • Damonsville
  • Letlhabile
  • Mmakau
  • Mothutlung
  • Bapong (including Majakaneng)
  • Sonop
  • Bokfontein

Eastern Limb

  • Dithamaga              
  • Ga–Mapodile        
  • Ga–Mampuru     
  • Ga–Malekane      
  • Ga–Phasha            
  • Bengwenyama Ya Maswazi       

Crocodile River

The Crocodile River Mine (CRM) is located in the Madibeng Local Municipality (LM) and within the Bojanala Platinum District Municipality of the western limb. The operation was under care and maintenance (C&M) between 2013 and 2018. In December 2018 the retreatment project was successfully commissioned.  The majority of our programmes focusing on the local economic development (‘LED’) were able to gradually restart in 2019.

We are of the view that meaningful contributions to LED in the communities surrounding our operation, however restricted in size and nature, hold the most promise in providing sustainable change. While agriculture and manufacturing are major industries around this municipality, the biggest contributor in terms of Gross Value Added and employment is Mining. It is, therefore, logical to expect that many look to mining companies to fulfil their expectations on economic empowerment and upliftment

Despite having been under care and maintenance, the mine has maintained its commitment to its SLP responsibilities. We believe there is an obligation on our part to be a contributor to the social and economic empowerment of our communities for as long as there is any potential of the resources and operations being or becoming economically viable. CRM commits to the allocation of resources to LED projects as indicated in this SLP plan; to ensure consistent reporting to the stakeholders (including DMRE) on the progress achieved in these projects; to revise the type and/or nature of LED projects where necessitated through consultation with the communities and the Local Municipality; and to ensure that the ultimate deliverables these projects were set out to achieve, are actually realised.

The mine has developed a career progression plan for various roles which will be reactivated once the mine goes back into full production.

Kennedy’s Vale and Spitzkop

Both eastern limb operations have been under care and maintenance since 2012. However, we continue to engage with and support the communities in their vicinity. Our HRD programmes currently provide learnerships and bursaries for the development of local residents, helping to equip them with relevant skills that will allow them to seek employment from currently operational mines in the area.

Our community and economic development initiatives are integrated with the Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality’s Integrated Development Plan, and Eastplats participates in the Municipality’s Local Economic and Development Forum. These initiatives are mainly focused on the provision of income generation through employment, supply chain initiatives, basic infrastructure, education and health-related initiatives.