Jindal Africa endeavours to be considered a valuable member of the communities within which it operates. It therefore dedicates considerable energy and resources to building lasting, meaningful partnerships with all stakeholders while adding value by providing access to essential services.
The company has contributed to the most basic of infrastructure in Mpumalanga province in South Africa, such as sinking boreholes in communities in dire need of clean and basic water, to regularly grading roads in the Masakhane and Inkululeko CPAs to ease accessibility to these communities.
These infrastructure development projects are ongoing, with the company planning to soon construct a tarred road to further improve access to these communities.
Social development support has been provided across the broad spectrum of society – addressing needs ranging from cultural activities, safety and security to sport.
COMMUNITY / INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
Project: Name: Ematafuleni Early Childhood Development Centre Project
Region: Piet Retief, Mpumalanga
Type of development: Infrastructure Development
Project Background: Upgrade of an existing Early Childhood Development Centre (ECD) - (Matafuleni CPA, Mkhondo Local Municipality) As part of the Social and Labour Plan commitments, the Jindal Kiepersol Colliery Mine has implemented an Infrastructure Development project in Ward 18 of the Mkhondo Local Municipality.
The Colliery has invested R600 000.00 in the upgradation of an Early Childhood Development Centre situated within the Matafuleni CPA, Mkhondo Local Municipality. The project comprises the upgrading of an existing 2x4 SQ metres ECD Centre made from corrugated iron with kitchen and ablution block to service children from Matafuleni, Sangweni and KwaNgema communities. Jindal will hand over the structure to the Department of Social Development (DSD) once completed as the mandated entity over CBD institutions.
The project is Public Private Partnership and is fostered through forming partnerships with the DSD. The DSD will after completion takeover in terms of maintenance and facility subsidisation. The project has created ten (10) temporary employment opportunities to Matafuleni CPA during construction phase. A local contractor by the name of Light Dwellings was appointed and the project is now 100% complete.