Otraco donates $20,000 to support community development

In the poor rural community of Mogalakwena in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, employment opportunities are few – other than those provided by the local mining industry.

In keeping with our commitment to provide sustainable development opportunities in our communities wherever possible, our Otraco Southern Africa team has pledged $20,000 a year for the next two years to make a difference, by helping to fund training programmes through Mogalakwena Training – a sustainability partner of our client Mogalakwena Platinum Mine.

Mogalakwena Training runs a number of programmes for members of surrounding communities, from permaculture courses, where locals can learn to grow food for their own consumption in their own garden plots, to business management and bookkeeping, which provide basic skills to community entrepreneurs to manage and run a business.

After visiting the Groenfontein Vegetable Farm and the Environmental Training Centre, our Otraco representatives, André and Frede (see photo), were given the opportunity to choose where our money would be spent, and picked Cattle Farming, Permaculture and the Youth Sustainable Development Awareness course – a general life skills program for young people.

We look forward to publishing regular updates on this great program.

Otraco International - Mogalakwena Mine Training Cheque Handover

Pictured at the cheque handover are (from left to right): Mogalakwena Training’s Dida Malulyck and Sharee Josling, Otraco GM – Southern Africa, André Bode, Anglo Platinum Mine General Manager, Richard Cox, and Otraco Regional Manager, Frede Louw.