MRC is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen, implementing strategies that focus on key aspects of health, education and infrastructure of the people most affected by the operations of the Company.

Substantial investments are made in local communities and various programmes in order to provide practical and collaborative support, and encouragement for further growth. MRC’s engagement with communities aims to create value for stakeholders by enabling people and communities to generate and maintain sustainable livelihoods. MRC provides annual updates on community development initiatives in its Annual Report.

Social Labour Plan

MSR’s strong investment in the social and economic upliftment of Historically Disadvantaged South Africans and the ongoing support of its Black Economic Empowerment partners in the Tormin Mineral Sands Operation will continue to grow under the proposed mine expansion. The Company has submitted and received approval for its future 2019-2023 Social Labour Plan from the DMRE, which underpins the Company’s future commitment to local enterprise development, education and infrastructure projects through initiatives like bursaries, scholarships, traineeships, apprenticeships, adult basic education programmes, community-based enterprise and infrastructure support development, as well as the sponsoring of full-time teachers at local schools. The total committed expenditure over five years is ZAR36.8 million.