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The Minerals Council and member companies are often asked for copies of their SLPs. This portal has been developed to facilitate this access on a voluntary basis. While the Minerals Council encourages companies to make these plans publicly available, companies have different policies on their approach.

About SLPs

Regulation 42 to the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act requires mining companies to submit to the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy a Social and Labour Plan (SLP) as a pre-requisite for the granting of a mining right. SLPs are the instruments for achieving transformation in terms of the Mining Charter. SLPs are normally required to be revised and resubmitted every five years during the life of a mining right.

SLPs contain comprehensive human resources development programmes, mine community development plans, housing and living conditions plans, employment equity plans, and processes to save jobs and manage downscaling and/or closure of operations. DMRE guidelines for SLPs include provisions for consultation with unions, communities and relevant authorities in the development of various sections of SLPs.

There has been public discussion over the years over whether approved SLPs (and companies’ annual compliance reports to the DMRE) should be available for public scrutiny. The Minerals Council believes that this should be the case, and therefore offers this portal to members to post their documentation so it can be accessed by interested parties in a single place. Company participation in this initiative is voluntary.

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Featured SLP project

Glencore Bringing Educational Upliftment to Ga Maepa

As part of its ongoing SLP programme, Glencore Alloys handed over the Maselatole Creche on 28 November 2018, providing the remote Ga Maepa community with a newly equipped and secure pre-schooling facility.

The creche, which has been in operation since 2002, serves an enrolment of 44 pre-school learners and two teachers. For many years the school was not conducive to a safe learning environment; the dilapidated one-roomed cement structure had no water on site and one pit latrine made it unsafe and unhygienic for young learners to use. Following the school’s request for a completely new creche facility, Glencore proposed and completed construction of two large classrooms with separate ablution facilities for boys and girls, a kitchen and office for the teachers, including a jungle gym and playground equipment. What was once a run-down, inadequate learning centre for young children is now a self-sufficient, safe pre-schooling facility.

The Maselatole project contributed not only to the fulfilment of educational imperatives in the extensive Ga Maepa area, but also created short-term beneficiation through the employment of eight locals while construction was underway. With no funding or other assistance from the government available to the community, this R900 000-project solved one of the areas most immediate and pressing needs.

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