South32 South Africa Energy Coal has donated two light duty vehicles to the Mpuma Waste Material Primary Co-operative. The donation comes as part of a long-term commitment to support eco-friendly businesses in areas where it operates.
The donation follows a joint initiative in 2014 with the eMalahleni Local Municipality and Department of Environmental Affairs to establish the Co-operative, which has a focus on collecting, sorting, weighing and selling reclaimable waste.
South32 has committed R3.5 million over the next five years to support the establishment and running of the Co-operative as part of South32’s Social and Labour Plan. South32 will also provide machinery, tools and furniture, plus market and business support.
Mpuma Waste founding member Godfrey Malaza, said: “The donation of the vehicles and South32’s ongoing support will enable our company to grow and create more jobs within the next six months.”
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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