ONVERWACHT – Modikwa Platinum Mine proved that they indeed care about black business empowerment. On December 13, the mine organized their quarterly imbizo which was held at the HRD Lapa. The purpose of the Imbizo was to update local companies on business opportunities and to share ideas.
Modikwa’s Dorcus Molomo indicated that the mine needed to work more closely with local entrepreneurs. “We aim to reduce unemployment in our local communities. We plead with business owners to employ locals when they are given projects. Once again, they need to ensure that their workers are paid,” reiterated Molomo. She also shared with the guests that Modikwa mine is currently training 20 local SMMEs.
“We are giving them tips on how to run and operate their business. We also aim to help companies that are not doing well. Hopefully, they can improve and excel.”
Molomo proudly confirmed that the Modikwa mine is best at compliance and adheres to the Social Labour Plan (SLP).
The mine also announced the set aside opportunities that will be advertised next year.
We want locals to grow and improve our economy in sekhukhune.”
One of local entrepreneurs Mr Strydom Makofane told the paper that they thank Modikwa Mine for the support they are providing. “We vow to ensure that whenever we get projects, we will uplift the locals with job opportunities.”