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16 December 2016

Rustenburg – During the festive season it’s wonderful to be able to give back to the community and share prosperity. On Tuesday, 13 December 2016, staff members from Sibanye Rustenburg and Kroondal Operations started their day slightly differently…

They loaded 1800 x20 litre buckets, filled with non-perishable foods onto a company truck that went into the local communities surrounding Sibanye’s Kroondal and Rustenburg operations. During the next few days, they distributed these Christmas packages to less fortunate members of the community.

The team who made the Sibanye Charity Drive possible and such a huge success. In the front row from left to right: Hethen Hira, Dikago Mathule, Francina Moraka, Prescilla Tsiepe (from Media works) Mamatsha Legodi, Joyce Mabe, Petro Kruger and Cynthia Magele. Back from left; Gideon Pettele, Justin Froneman, Bheki Khumalo, Lawrence Khoza and Sello Mahomed.

Bheki Khumalo, Sibanye’s senior vice president for human capital, told the Platinum Weekly newspaper, “We are grateful for the opportunity to be able to reach out to our local communities and show compassion during the festive season”.

During the distribution of these care packages, the team realised that the demand was so large that they banded together and arranged another 100 buckets. This brought the total up to 1900 Christmas care packages for less fortunate families.

The buckets are not just filled with essential none perishable foods that will ensure 1900 needy families have enough food to eat during the holiday, but inside every bucket a packet of delicious sweeties for the youngsters are also packed.

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