Stakeholder engagement is at the core of Jindal Africa’s sustainable development programmes and informs how, where and when it involves relevant stakeholders in its operations and development plans.
Economic development is but one of the focus areas for Jindal Africa as it expands its footprint and operations. To this end, the company has participated in a number of enterprise development activities, including participating in the Mkhondo Municipality’s Local Economic Development forum. This body serves to drive the local economy in and around Piet Retief, nearby the Kiepersol Colliery,
One of the initiatives undertaken in the same area was to provide a reliable electricity supply to a sewing project initiated by Inkosi Mthethwa, the traditional leader of the Madabukela community. This project has grown over the years to support some of the local community through the sale of its output.