Social Developments

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.

Mandela Day Drive

Kiepersol took the opportunity to observe the significance of the 18th July by honouring the legacy of Nelson Mandela, a human rights activist, politician, and philanthropist in the workplace and community. In partnership with the Mkhondo Local Municipality, Eighteen (18) underprivileged household were identified from communities surrounding the mine as beneficiaries for the Mandela day drive.  In promotion of social responsibility, inclusivity, and community engagement, the team visited each household and donated winter blankets and grocery packs.

Latest projects:


Project: Name: Ematafuleni Early Childhood Development Centre Project
Region: Piet Retief, Mpumalanga
Type of development: Infrastructure Development

Project Background:

(Matafuleni CPA, Mkhondo Local Municipality) – Upgrade of an existing Early Childhood Development Centre (ECD). The Jindal Kiepersol Colliery Mine has implemented an Infrastructure Development project in Ward 18 of the Mkhondo Local Municipality as part of the Social and Labour Plan commitments.

The Colliery has spent R600,000 in the improvement of an Early Childhood Development Centre in the Matafuleni CPA, Mkhondo Local Municipality. The project entails renovating an existing 2×4 SQM corrugated iron ECD Centre with a kitchen and ablution facility to serve children from the Matafuleni, Sangweni, and KwaNgema communities. Jindal will take over control of CBD institutions to the Department of Social Development (DSD) after the framework is completed.

The project is known as a Public-Private Partnership.

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