Sustainability

Idwala Industrial Holdings has gone to great lengths to ensure not only our employees have a safe and supportive environment to work in, but also that the communities surrounding each Idwala operation is impacted upon positively. Idwala Industrial Holdings have been responsible for many projects relating to the alleviation of poverty in underprivileged communities, including job creation, welfare and self-help projects, funding for education, and sponsorship within the fields of sports/art. 


 Idwala Carbonates Social and Labour Plan

Idwala Carbonates is an open cast mining operation in the Oribi Gorge area of the Kwa-Zulu Natal South Coast. Poverty, unemployment and HIV / AIDS are the three biggest challenges for the rural areas of the KZN South Coast. The operation is very committed to the communities surrounding its open cast mining operation and is involved in the community, providing opportunities not only through the Social and Labour Plan, but through various other initiatives such as developmental programmes.

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Idwala Industrial Minerals Social Labour Plan

The company has identified housing as one of the priority areas and it is in accordance with the IDP programme. According to the IDP programme there is a need to address the housing backlog and Idwala are assisting in this regard.  Idwala Industrial Minerals is currently building two houses at Ottosdal, Letsopa Township. Idwala Industrial Minerals is assisting a local SMME entrepreneur (You are Never Alone Construction CC) to build these houses.

 Idwala Lime Danielskuil Social and Labour Plan

Idwala Lime is in the fourth year of its five year SLP (Social and Labour Plan) and the mine is committed to ensure the funds are invested back into the Danielskuil Community.  

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Idwala Industrial Minerals: Ottosdal Mine

SLP Projects - Learners from Letsopa Ottosdal represent a critical part of our social and labour plan programme. Six learners are currently studying electrical/mechanical or Boilermaking at the Ikhaya Fundisa Techskills Academy, in addition to gaining hands on experience at our Benoni Plant.

Idwala Lime: Northern Cape Rally to Read 2012

For the past 7 years sponsors, organisers and participants of the annual Rally to Read have visited the most remote and needy schools in the rural areas of the Northern Cape to deliver books, teaching aids, science kits, sports equipment, educational toys and other material – all of which are taken for granted at urban schools. 

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