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Anglo American contributes land to the municipality of Rustenburg



Anglo-American Platinum CEO Chris Griffith and Rostenburg Mayor Mpho Khonou holds the deeds of the deed of donation Anglo Platinum donated 270 acres to the city of Rustenburg.

Rustenburg – The land reform program is about building a state where all South Africans can achieve their potential, Anglo American Platinum said on Friday.

"For us, like Anglo American, this change and the land-related reform program is about building a state where all South Africans can achieve their potential, not only for themselves but also for future generations – regardless of their race, gender, or beliefs, Chris Griffith.

He spoke in Rostenburg where the company donated 270 dunams to the city of Rustenburg.

He said they supported the idea expressed by President Cyril Ramapuza that South Africa's land reform was neither land seizure nor assault on private ownership of property, nor should it undermine future investment in the economy.

"Proposals on land expropriation without compensation is only one component of a broader plan on land reform and our land contribution here today is an example of how mining companies can adopt the land reform and release urban land is well located low-cost housing, so the poor can hold property and live Close to economic opportunities. "

The land that was handed over to the municipality of Rustenburg would serve as a residence.

It was expected that the land will help the municipality to resettle the residents of Chachalaza 14 and informal informal settlements 14, formalization of Popo Molefe and Mbki Sun informal settlements to give residents security and tenure and access to appropriate standards for the provision of services.

Rustenburg Community Development Trust, received over 27 hectares of land allocated, to build a treatment center for about 155 people.

"This center will provide care for the disabled, the elderly, orphans and childish families in the community, and we are also proud of our partnership with the local municipality of Rustenburg and the provincial government of the Northwest," he said.

"Through this partnership, we contributed 204 hectares in 2014 in Bokamoso, and then invested in a bulk infrastructure more than R140 million by establishing a wastewater treatment plant and contaminated access roads. As a result of this contribution and provision of bulk infrastructure, the Human Settlements Department is now able to build 4,000 residential units on Land service ".

The African News Agency (ANA)


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