The City of Tshwane working in partnership with Raumix mining Company and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy handed over a medical staff house, together with a standby generator and a cold room for fruits and vegetables to the Kungwini Welfare Organisation in Pretoria east.
The Raumix Mining Company constructed the facility through its Social Labour Plan (SLP) at a cost of R1.5 million. Raumix is one of the City’s strategic partners in advancing sustainable transformation with the development of local communities.
The MMC for Economic Development and Spatial Planning, Bruce Lee said over 60 short term job opportunities were created during the construction, with the City assisting to select the contractors ensuring that the project benefit the local community.
“The City also assisted in selecting the Kungwini Welfare Organisation as the beneficiary. The organisation was established in 2002 and houses over 160 people living with disabilities and special needs,” said Lee.
MMC Lee said the City is confident that Zwavelpoort residents and the beneficiary organisation will ensure that they protect the investment.
He said the City will continue to facilitate similar partnerships with other mining companies to ensure that SLP’s benefit local communities.
“The City would like to call on other mining companies to come-forward to establish more successful partnership that will benefit communities in need,” he added.