In partnership with the Mpumalanga Department of Health and Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, Afrimat’s Nkomati Anthracite mine in Mpumalanga has officially opened the newly renovated and extended Steenbok Clinic in Steenbok.
Stakeholders who attended the event included the MEC for Health Mpumalanga Province Sasekani Manzini; executive mayor of Nkomazi Local Municipality; Cllr P.P. Magagula, the speaker of Nkomazi Local Municipal Council, Cllr. H.V. Nyambi; and Inkosi of the Kwa-Lugedlane Traditional Council, Inkosi Ngomane.
Afrimat Nkomati Anthracite spent R3,8-million to fund the construction of an additional wing and total facility upgrade of the clinic.
The Steenbok Clinic offers primary healthcare to Steenbok residents and surrounding communities and the necessary upgrades form part of Local Economic Development (LED) projects committed to by Afrimat Nkomati Anthracite to address fundamental needs identified specifically by the community.
This forms part of three LED projects, at a combined total of R8-million:
- Construction of the Mawewe Community Hall in Madadeni – completed in July 2022
- Steenbok Clinic – completed in January 2023
- Construction of the Skhwahlane Community Hall in Skhwahlane – estimated completion in May 2023
Both community centres will serve as venues for training and development initiatives, traditional events and formal community meetings.
Tsobanang Construction, a local contractor was appointed as the main contractor for the project and Caru Project Management managed the project. Local sub-contractors were also afforded the opportunity to provide services for the project.
To ensure local labour got the opportunity to work on the project, twenty-two people were hired from the local community.
Afrimat is genuinely passionate about South Africa and believes in creating value for its employees, shareholders, and people in the communities where it operates.