Grazing

 

Alternative grazing must be offered and negotiated with the directly affected parties, after consultation with the landowners and traditional leadership to establish alternative
grazing options.

 


Resettlement

 

Affected families must be provided with housing to the same or better standard, that the company must facilitate the physical move and that a relocation allowance be negotiated with the directly affected families, after consultation with the land owners, traditional leadership, municipality and provincial government to establish alternative housing options.

 


Graves

 

Graves or burial grounds that need to be moved will be reburied with tombstones and in accordance with legislation, municipal regulations and consideration to cultural  traditions after negotiation with the directly affected families. This will be done after consultation with the landowners, traditional leadership, municipality and provincial government to establish alternative burial sites.

 


Jobs

 

Ibutho Coal will create more than 300 permanent jobs in the first three years after ground breaking, preference will be given to local qualifying applicants. Ibutho Coal has committed to the education of local communities and will work with KZN Education and SETAs to support the community in relevant skills development.

 


Local service providers

 

Ibutho Coal will give preference to qualifying local suppliers and contractors when sourcing service providers for the project and eventually for the mine. It is expected that the proposed Community Shareholding Trust will be one of the local service providers. Ibutho Coal is committed to enterprise development.

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