We’re committed to playing a key role in South Africa’s transformation journey and deliver meaningful direct and indirect social benefits in our host communities.

OUR APPROACH:

  • Building strong relationships with community members and leaders

  • Upholding fundamental human rights

  • Investing in meaningful community upliftment and empowerment projects

  • Catalysing sustainable development

  • Respecting cultures, customs and values

  • Engaging in open and inclusive dialogue

How we make a difference

Our mines play a significant developmental role in the communities around Barberton and Evander in Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Through a strategic initiative of assisting host communities in becoming self-sustainable, our social development programmes are aimed at creating shared value, while anticipating and mitigating any potential negative social impacts of our activities.

From schools, clinics and infrastructure projects to identifying and funding new sustainable business opportunities, PAN African Resources is dedicated to social responsibility and corporate citizenship.

View our Community Upliftment Projects:

PROJECT BLUE

We’re converting 15 ha of land into a modern blueberry farm that provides sustainable employment opportunities for the community of Barberton.

EDUCATION

From new ECD, primary and secondary schools and facilities to skills development and training initiatives, PAR directly invests in our host communities’ education.

HEALTH

We’re dedicated to improving access to quality health services, providing a new clinic, as well as support for HIV/AIDS patients and orphans.

INFRASTRUCTURE

From electrification, water and waste management projects to new public lighting installations, we contribute to improving infrastructure of our host communities.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

PAR actively identifies and supports community-based start-up businesses, and provides capital and equipment to established small businesses.

COMMUNITY, SPORTS & ARTS

Through financial assistance to local football facilities, performing arts workshops and the development of local art, we can help nurture and develop talent.

GRADUATE PROGRAMME VIDEOS

A selection of recent graduates from Barberton Mines’ fully funded bursary programmes. These are some of their stories:

         

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Community projects

Community Engagement

We recognise that continuous stakeholder and community engagement is key to cultivating a safe and healthy environment for all. We strive towards building relationships with our communities and engage with them about the issues they experience, so that we can take steps to resolve these collaboratively.

The group also promotes responsible supply chain management by encouraging our suppliers to support LED projects where possible.

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The Mining Charter and Social and Labour Plans

The Mining Charter and social and labour plans The Mining Charter III sets out targets for the mining industry in terms of social development and community upliftment. We comply with the requirements of the MPRDA and submit annual progress reports on our SLPs to the DMR. To minimise any negative social impacts from our mining operations, we monitor, measure and manage our social and economic impact in line with approved SLPs.

All SLP processes are conducted through recognised municipal structures and we review our SLP spend regularly, based on our available financial resources and legislative requirements. In the 2019 financial year, no fines or sanctions were received for non-compliance with social or economic laws and/or regulations.

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Bursary Information

Barberton Mines (Pty) Ltd, a subsidiary of Pan African Resources PLC, is offering bursaries to qualifying students who reside within the boundaries of Ehlanzeni District Municipality to pursue fulltime undergraduate mining-related studies.

2022 Academic year undergraduate fields of study

  • BSC Mining Engineering
  • BSC Mine Surveying

Requirements:

  • South African citizens only
  • Matric certificate and ID (certified)
  • Proof of residence not older than 3 months
  • Letter of acceptance from the university
  • Completed bursary application form

Bursary includes:

  • Tuition and registration fees
  • Prescribed text books
  • Accommodation
  • Laptop for first year students
  • Monthly stipend and vacation work/experiential work
  • Two-year internship programme

Selection criteria:

Selection will be on academic merit, medical fitness, and the student meeting all the bursary requirements.

Completed bursary application forms can be sent by registered mail to:

The HRD Manager, Training Centre, Barberton Mines, PO Box 121, Barberton, 1300. For the attention of Ms Gail Makhanya.

Alternatively, they can be hand-delivered to:
Fairview Mine, Training Centre, Off-Kaapmuiden Road, Barberton, 1300

Closing date for submission:

28 January 2022 at 12h00. No late applications will be considered.

NB: Communication will be limited to only short-listed applicants. Please consider your application unsuccessful if you do not receive a response.

Download application form

Find out more about PAN African Resources’ community upliftment strategy.

Download our Sustainability Report

Read more about our ESG projects:

ESG Milestones in 2021

April 19th, 2021|ESG|

Progress Report: Five Exciting ESG Milestones in 2021 Every responsible miner needs to understand the impact their operations can have on the environment and community relations, and develop an appropriate environmental, social and governance (ESG) ➤