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Anglo American Platinum partners with communities on education, healthcare and agriculture projects

23 Jun 2017

Demonstrates Anglo American Platinum’s commitment to transformation and community upliftment

Anglo American Platinum is proud to hand-over a number of completed Social and Labour Plan (SLP) initiatives in communities around the Twickenham and Der Brochen mining projects. The initiatives include construction of a primary school, renovations at four schools, road development, building of a primary healthcare clinic, and two farming projects.

The Company’s SLP initiatives promote economic growth, employment and advance the social and economic welfare of local communities. As part of the first generation SLP for the Der Brochen and Twickenham communities, Anglo American Platinum has completed 19 initiatives in these areas, amounting to a total spend of R223 million and creating over 170 local contractual jobs and skills development opportunities therefore unlocking the local economy.

Chris Griffith, Chief Executive Officer said “Anglo American Platinum is committed to supporting the country’s transformation and economic development objectives. Our Social and Labour Plans are an important element of this and we believe that local partnerships are key to delivering meaningful and sustainable benefits to host communities. We’re pleased to handover these projects in Twickenham and Der Brochen, which bring important improvements in education, healthcare, and infrastructure, as well as economic opportunities through farming.”

In Twickenham, the company has implemented and is handing over the following initiatives:

  • Setlamorago Primary School: construction of a new school with a state-of-the-art education facility including classrooms, a library, a science laboratory, an administration block, ablution facilities, walkways and a guardhouse. Over 140 learners are benefiting from this facility.
  • Mpetje Primary School: renovation of a dilapidated school and construction of a new administration block. Approximately 483 learners from Morapaneng, Ditwebeleng and Tethabaneng villages attend the school.
  • Moseki Secondary School: renovation of classrooms and construction of additional classrooms to accommodate the growing number of learners from Makgopa, Seelane, Mosotse, Serafa and Ga-Mashabela villages.
  • Phase two development of Mokgopa Road: construction of a 20km stretch of a tar road from Atok, passing through Ga-Mashabela to Ga-Selepe area, ensuring better access to transport for residents of surrounding areas. A partnership agreement with Roads Agency Limpopo was signed in August 2016 for phase three to construct an additional 20km road by 2018. To date, 2.2km of tar road connecting Seelane to the Makgopa has been completed.

In Der Brochen, the company has implemented and is handing over the following initiatives:

  • Mmahlagare Combined School: partnership with the Limpopo Education Trust (managed by the Provincial Department of Education) to construct five classrooms and an administration block to reduce classroom overcrowding. The school caters for approximately 522 learners from grade R to grade 9.
  • Gobotse Secondary School in Ga-Malekana: construction of an administration block.
  • Maseven Clinic: construction of a centrally-located primary health care services clinic serving residents of the Maseven, Kutullo and Ngwaabe villages.
  • Food security initiative: established cooperatives and Communal Property Associations (CPAs) at the St George and Kalkfontein farms, in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture. Kalkfontein is currently being used for crop farming of chilies, tomatoes, spinach, beetroot, sugar beans and butternut and supply retail stores in Burgersfort, while St George is dedicated to farming.

Factsheet on Der Brochen and Twickenham SLP Projects

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Notes to editors:

Anglo American Platinum Limited is a member of the Anglo American plc Group and is the world’s leading primary producer of platinum group metals. The company is listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange (JSE). Its mining, smelting and refining operations are based in South Africa. Elsewhere in the world, the Group owns Unki Platinum Mine in Zimbabwe. Anglo American Platinum has a number of joint ventures with several historically disadvantaged South African consortia as part of its commitment to the transformation of the mining industry. Anglo American Platinum is committed to the highest standards of safety and continues to make meaningful and sustainable difference in the development of the communities around its operations.

Anglo American is a globally diversified mining business. Our portfolio of world-class competitive mining operations and undeveloped resources provides the raw materials to meet the growing consumer-driven demands of the world’s developed and maturing economies. Our people are at the heart of our business. It is our people who use the latest technologies to find new resources, plan and build our mines and who mine, process and move and market our products – from diamonds (through De Beers) to platinum and other precious metals and copper – to our customers around the world.

As a responsible miner, we are the custodians of those precious resources. We work together with our key partners and stakeholders to unlock the long-term value that those resources represent for our shareholders, but also for the communities and countries in which we operate – creating sustainable value and making a real difference.

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