Building community through partnership
Kumba Iron Ore's Kolomela mine at Postmasburg, South Africa, is home to 840 permanent employees. By working in partnership with the local authorities, the Department of Water Affairs, Eskom and the Development Bank of South Africa, we had built 718 new homes for Kolomela employees by the end of 2013.
The housing project is designed to ensure that both management and lower-level employees have access to high-quality housing, within a truly integrated community. Each house has a lawn, a solar geyser, potable water, sanitation and electricity. No employees are accommodated in hostels. What’s more, the mine and housing development have generated more than 13,000 contractor jobs.
Find out more about how we’re building community through partnership in our 2013 Sustainable Development Report.