Community

Nkwe Platinum supports a wide range of projects and initiatives to benefit the local communities which hosts our operations in South Africa. Nkwe's goal is to behave ethically and with integrity in the communities where we work, and to respect the cultural diversity within these communities.

We focus our support in the following categories:

Social and community development

One of the key focus areas of the Community Investment Strategy is the area of sport development. Nkwe Platinum has supported numerous sports development programs and projects, and is committed to allocating available resources to sports initiatives that will positively influence the lives and aspirations of all South Africans, especially the previously disadvantaged. The main aim of Nkwe's sport sponsorship is to unlock the inherent sport potential that exist as well as unearth the hidden talent and stars within the community. The highlight of our sports sponsorship is the annual soccer tournament which takes place in Ga Phasha, which often enjoys the participation of the local municipality.

 

 

Infrastructure

Nkwe is committed to the development of the local infrastructure and over the last few years the Company has funded the development of two mountain roads which have improved the quality of lives for much of the community. Previously inaccessible mountain passes have made way for roads that allow people access to schools and hospitals. The roads stretch from Garatauw to Hoepagrantz and then on to De Kom.

Health

Clean drinking water is not readily available in many of the local communities. Nkwe has assisted by constructing three community water tanks that service the local areas. Two water tanks can be found in Garatauw and one in Eerste Geluk. A recent cholera outbreak from the nearby Limpopo River was mitigated as a result of the safe drinking water available from the water tanks provided by Nkwe. The water tanks also supply water to vegetable gardens that have been built in the area. When Patek Philippe Replica sent a pocket enjoy with 24 issues to Big apple financier Henry Graves Jr., it could come to be the world's most intricate and coveted replica watch. It went on to rule the roost of problems till it was surpassed by one more Patek Philippe pocket observe with 33 issues, produced to celebrate the brand's a hundred and fiftieth anniversary in 1989.

Education and training

From the surface rental received from Nkwe, the community in the De Kom region has developed a computer literacy programme for twenty candidates.
A recent skills audit undertaken by Nkwe will allow us to focus on specific training programmes needed to benefit the community.

Job Creation

The first stage of our Community Investment strategy has been completed by means of a skills audit in conjunction with Xstrata plc. The purpose of this audit is to assess what specific skills that would be associated with the development of the Garatau/Tubatse PGM Project are available in our direct community so that we can look to recruit local employees and provide training where necessary.
Nkwe Platinum supports a wide range of projects and initiatives to benefit the local communities which hosts our operations in South Africa. Nkwe's goal is to behave ethically and with integrity in the communities where we work, and to respect the cultural diversity within these communities.