Sustainability

Exxaro Mining Community Development

Our socio-economic development initiatives are funded by the Exxaro Chairman's Fund (ECF), the Exxaro Foundation (EF) and the Exxaro People Development Initiative (EPDI).

Exxaro’s integrated approach to infrastructure development, education, healthcare as well as enterprise and supplier development (ESD) aims to advance and strengthen communities. We understand that our success is both short-term, in terms of delivery of initiatives, and long-term, as determined by the legacy we leave for our communities.

Our guiding principles are sustainability, stakeholder inclusiveness and collaboration.

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Social Impact

On top of accelerating growth opportunities in sports, arts, and culture in the areas where our business units are located, we also focus on making a meaningful social change when it comes to infrastructure development, as well as enterprise and supplier development (ESD).

The investment we make in the communities we operate in shows that we take our social responsibility seriously. We aim to positively impact these communities by empowering citizens, fostering business opportunities and fuelling economic growth that benefits all stakeholders.

Our Social Commitment to Action


On top of accelerating growth opportunities in sports, arts, and culture in the areas where our business units are located, we also focus on making a meaningful social change when it comes to infrastructure development, and enterprise and supplier development (ESD).

Our investment in the communities of Lephalale, Matla, Belfast and Leeuwpan shows that we take our social responsibility seriously. We aim to positively impact these communities by empowering citizens, fostering business opportunities and fuelling economic growth that benefits all stakeholders.

Lephalale 2018–2021

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Total community investment 2018–2021

R1.8 billion

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Total number of beneficiaries

48,285

Jobs retained

464

New jobs created

242

Situated 20km from Lephalale in Limpopo, Grootegeluk Coal Mine employs 3200 people and produces 26Mtpa of final coal products. Some 22Mt of annual production is power station coal, transported directly to Eskom’s Matimba and Medupi Power Stations.

Exxaro suppliers and businesses that operate outside the mining value chain received R53.8 million in loans and grants, with 115 beneficiaries directly impacted by the financial support.

A total of 443,000 training interventions were actioned at Grootegeluk (118,000 e-learning opportunities and 325,000 classroom-based interactions), with more than R194 million spent on upskilling local communities. Grootegeluk provided 7625 permanent and contract employment opportunities in the area.

Exxaro and other major contractors spent R793 million on the direct procurement of materials, goods, services, and labour provided by local Black-owned suppliers.

Lephalale SLP 2018─2021
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ESD Spend

R53.8 million
115 beneficiaries

Skills
development spend

R431 million
5609 training certificates issued

Local spend

Direct
R793 million
266 direct beneficiaries
Indirect
R490 million
333 indirect beneficiaries

Social and
labour plan

R49.6 million
356 job opportunities
41,962 beneficiaries

GGC permanent
employment
and contractors

7625

Matla 2015–2021

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Total community investment 2015–2021

R1.29 billion

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Total number of beneficiaries

37,800

Jobs retained

520

New jobs created

528

Matla Coal Mine, just 20km west of Kriel in Mpumalanga, is a mining complex that comprises three mines that produce 14Mtpa of power station coal, with a workforce of over 2500 permanent employees and contractors. Its thermal coal supplies Eskom’s Matla Power Station.

Exxaro suppliers and businesses that operate outside the mining value chain received R79.2 million in loans and grants, with 21 beneficiaries directly impacted by the financial support.

From 2015 to 2021, a total of 120,243 training interventions were actioned in Matla (38,491 e-learning opportunities and 81,752 classroom-based interactions), with more than R121 million spent on upskilling local communities.

Exxaro and other major contractors spent R779 million directly on the procurement of materials, goods, services, and labour provided by local Black-owned suppliers.

Matla SLP 2015─2021
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ESD Spend

R79.2 million
21 beneficiaries

Skills
development spend

R325 million
4868 training certificates issued

Local spend

Direct
R779 million
175 direct beneficiaries
Indirect
R68 million
142 indirect beneficiaries

Social and
labour plan

R29.7 million
81 jobs
32,583 beneficiaries

Belfast 2018–2023

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Total community investment 2015–2021

R1.23 billion

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Total number of beneficiaries

6689

Jobs retained

366

New jobs created

179

Belfast Coal Mine is located in Mpumalanga, 55km east of Middelburg and 20km south-west of Belfast. The mine produces 2.7Mtpa of coal products, including primary A-grade (6000kcal/kg) and secondary middling (21.5MJ/kg) coal.

Exxaro suppliers and businesses that operate outside the mining value chain received R150 million in loans and grants, with nine beneficiaries directly impacted by the financial support.

Since 2019, Belfast achieved 100% of its skills development commitments as a business unit; 50% of beneficiaries are youth from surrounding farm communities. A total of R3.45 million was spent on training in student learning projects.

Exxaro and other major contractors spent R92.9 million on the procurement of materials, goods, services, and labour provided by local Black-owned suppliers.

Belfast SLP 2018─2023
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ESD Spend

R150 million
9 beneficiaries

Skills
development spend

R3.45 million
331 training certificates issued

Local spend

Direct
R92.9 million
47 direct beneficiaries
Indirect
R214 million
51 indirect beneficiaries

Social and
labour plan

R17.6 million
158 jobs
6021 beneficiaries

Leeuwpan 2015–2021

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Total community investment 2015–2021

R342.9 million

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Total number of beneficiaries

10,388

Jobs retained

173

New jobs created

302

Located in Mpumalanga, approximately 80km southeast of Pretoria, Leeuwpan Mine has 600 employees – excluding contractors – and produces 3.65Mtpa of thermal coal.

Exxaro suppliers and businesses that operate outside the mining value chain received R79.3 million in loans and grants, with 10 beneficiaries directly impacted by the financial support.

Leeuwpan achieved 100% of its skills development commitments from 2015 to 2019 as a business unit. A total of R31.6 million was spent on training in student learning projects.

Exxaro and other major contractors spent R209 million on the procurement of materials, goods, services, and labour provided by local Black-owned suppliers.

Leeuwpan SLP 2015─2021
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ESD Spend

R79.3 million
10 beneficiaries

Skills
development spend

R31.6 million
2789 training certificates issued

Local spend

Direct
R209 million
78 direct beneficiaries
Indirect
R0
0 indirect beneficiaries

Social and
labour plan

R23 million
18 jobs
7511 beneficiaries