Why we engage
Exxaro operates in eight local municipalities of South Africa and two provinces (Mpumalanga and Limpopo) with closed mines in another three municipalities, (two in KwaZulu-Natal). Stakeholder-related risks and issues among this group of stakeholders relate primarily to Exxaro’s material issues of social unrest and maintaining our social license to operate. Through our ongoing engagements, we strive to ensure that community unrest does not lead to production delays and stoppages, injury to employees and community members, that issues are resolved proactively before they escalate to community unrest, that Exxaro’s success stories on community development are shared widely, that we create local job opportunities and that we deliver community development initiatives, shared value and benefit from mining activities.
Cennergi operates in two local municipalities in the Eastern Cape province (Raymond Mhlaba and Koukamma). Community engagements are primarily around activities aimed at improving the wellbeing and living conditions of host communities.
How we engage
Engagement platforms addressing community issues internally and externally. Internally, the future forum monitors implementation of SLPs. Externally, forums with municipalities and traditional authorities address socio-economic conditions at local, district and provincial level for greater impact.
Quality of relationship and measurement instrument Hot Topics
Quality of the relationship: 2/3 Basis of rating: 2018 reputation survey, self-assessment and business perception assessment conducted by social facilitators at Belfast and Matla
How we responded