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    10:29am on Sep 25, 2020

Since Sibanye-Stillwater’s acquisition of Lonmin on 7 June 2019, we have intensified engagements with many of our stakeholders at and around Marikana, especially with those most directly affected by the tragedy, namely the widows and children of those who died.

The integration of the Marikana operations with Sibanye-Stillwater’s adjacent PGM operations and into our group, and the adoption of the group’s pursuit of superior value-creation for all stakeholders, will continue to act as a catalyst for renewal at Marikana, paving the way for more inclusive engagement and the delivery of this vision through the responsible mining and beneficiation of our mineral resources.

Sibanye-Stillwater has a vision for the renewal of Marikana. By delivering tangible and sustainable programmes for the benefit of local communities around Marikana, a new legacy of healing and hope will emerge.

We look forward to further learning and sharing, to collaborating to co-creating, to renewal, and to creating a new legacy.

Marikana Memorial Lecture

In honour of the 44 who lost their lives at Marikana in 2012 Sibanye-Stillwater hosted the inaugural Marikana Memorial Lecture by Prof Thuli Madonsela, The Law Trust Chair in Social Justice.

Thank you for joining us in honouring and remembering our departed colleagues. Be part of the healing process as we look to the future and engage with us as we reshape the Marikana legacy.

PROGRAMME

Opening remarks:
Luvuyo Madasa, Executive Director - Reimagine SA
Message of hope:
Archbishop Thabo Makgoba
Honouring the Marikana 44:
Neal Froneman, CEO Sibanye-Stillwater
Keynote address:
Advocate Thuli Madonsela, Chairperson - Social Justice
Legacy beyond the tragedy:
Mandla Yawa, beneficiary of 1608 Trust
Q&A:
Neal Froneman and Thuli Madonsela

HONOUR

We remember and we recognise our colleagues who lost their lives, and on 15 August 2020, in the attendance of the widows of the deceased and organised labour, a memorial will be unveiled at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Marikana offices. Inscribed on it are the words of Nelson Mandela – a confirmation of Sibanye- Stillwater’s intention to ensure that this legacy will be a foundation of a better future.

“The time for the healing of the wounds has come. The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come. The time to build is upon us”.

Nelson Mandela
  1. Hassan Fundi
    11 June 1965 – 12 Aug 2012
  2. Babalo Mtshazi
    25 Feb 1986 – 16 Aug 2012
  3. Frans Mabelane
    6 Nov 1964 – 12 Aug 2012
  4. John Kutlwano Ledingoane
    22 April 1988 – 16 Aug 2012
  5. Thapelo Eric Mabebe
    9 June 1975 – 12 Aug 2012
  6. Bongani Ngqongophela
    27 Sep 1981 – 16 Aug 2012
  7. Semi Jokanisi
    25 Dec 1982 – 13 Aug 2012
  8. Cebisile Yawa
    5 Jul 1988 – 16 Aug 2012
  9. Tembalakhe Mati
    10 Oct 1963 – 13 Aug 2012
  10. Mongezeleli Ntenetya
    9 June 1978 – 16 Aug 2012
  11. Phumzile Sokanyile
    21 May 1964 – 13 Aug 2012
  12. Henry Mvuyisi Pato
    13 Nov 1977 – 16 Aug 2012
  13. Julius Langa
    27 Jan 1953 – 13 Aug 2012
  14. Ntandazo Nokamba
    6 Jan 1976 – 16 Aug 2012
  15. Isaiah Twala
    18 Jan 1961 – 14 Aug 2012
  16. Bongani Mdze
    5 May 1984 – 16 Aug 2012
  17. Molefi Osiel Ntsoele
    1 Jan 1972 – 16 Aug 2012
  18. Bonginkosi Yona
    6 Dec 1980 – 16 Aug 2012
  19. Modisaotsile Van Wyk Sagalala
    2 Jul 1952 – 16 Aug 2012
  20. Makhosandile Mkhonjwa
    20 Feb 1983 – 16 Aug 2012
  21. Nkosiyabo Xalabile
    11 Mar 1982 – 16 Aug 2012
  22. Stelega Gadlela
    1 Jan 1962 – 16 Aug 2012
  23. Telang Vitalis Mohai
    6 Oct 1975 – 16 Aug 2012
  24. Thobisile Zibambele
    10 Sep 1973 – 16 Aug 2012
  25. Mafolisi Mabiya
    20 Nov 1983 – 16 Aug 2012
  26. Thabiso Mosebetsane
    7 Feb 1963 – 16 Aug 2012
  27. Andries Motlapula Ntsenyeho
    15 June 1970 – 16 Aug 2012
  28. Akhona Patrick Jijase
    12 Mar 1986 – 16 Aug 2012
  29. Janeveke Raphael Liau
    14 Sep 1967 – 16 Aug 2012
  30. Julius Tokoti Mancotywa
    30 Mar 1951 – 16 Aug 2012
  31. Fezile David Saphendu
    24 Dec 1988 – 16 Aug 2012
  32. Michael Ngweyi
    3 Mar 1973 – 16 Aug 2012
  33. Anele Mdizeni
    6 Feb 1983 – 16 Aug 2012
  34. Jackson Lehupa
    8 May 1964 – 16 Aug 2012
  35. Mzukisi Sompeta
    3 Jan 1976 – 16 Aug 2012
  36. Khanare Elias Monesa
    21 Jan 1976 – 16 Aug 2012
  37. Thabiso Johannes Thelejane
    30 Oct 1955 – 16 Aug 2012
  38. Mpumzeni Ngxande
    22 June 1974 – 16 Aug 2012
  39. Mphangeli Tukuza
    16 Nov 1970 – 16 Aug 2012
  40. Thembinkosi Gwelani
    6 July 1985 – 16 Aug 2012
  41. Thobile Mpumza
    6 Jul 1986 – 16 Aug 2012
  42. Dumisani Mthinti
    19 Nov 1962 – 11 Sep 2012
  43. Mncineni Noki
    2 Feb 1982 – 16 Aug 2012
  44. Daluvuyo Bongo
    28 Dec 1970 – 5 Oct 2012

PHOTO GALLERY

Life beyond the tragedy - education for beneficiaries


The 1608 Memorial Trust was founded in September 2012 by Lonmin and its partner Phembani Group (formerly Shanduka Resources) to fund the educational needs of the dependent children of the Lonmin employees who died in the Marikana tragedy. The Trust was established as a vehicle to ensure that the beneficiaries received an education up to and including university level.

Sibanye-Stillwater, through the 1608 Memorial Trust, continues to support the dependents by providing educational assistance in the form of schooling and registration fees; stationery, textbooks and uniforms; tertiary tuition fees; transportation and meal allowances; as well as extramural activities such as sports and school excursions for educational purposes.

The Trust supports a total of 141 beneficiaries at various education levels. To date, the Trust has spent a total of R32 million in educational assistance.

Registered by the Master High Court in South Africa on 11 January 2013, the Trust is governed by three registered Trustees and meets on a quarterly basis. The Trust is also governed by approved Guidelines which set financial limits that are distributed to the parents or guardians at the beginning of the year. Bi-monthly meetings are also scheduled with the widows and guardians.

Feedback from all beneficiaries of the programme, as well as school principals and teachers, is positive. In 2019, six beneficiaries graduated at tertiary level in a range of disciplines from Business Management and Financial Accounting to Animal Science.

To date we have six beneficiaries who have completed tertiary education with one currently completing his doctoral studies.

Eduction Trust Beneficiaries
Eduction Trust Beneficiaries

Dignity - widows housing for families


Houses for widows
Houses for widows

On 10 August 2020, Sibanye-Stillwater handed over six homes to Marikana widows, which have been renovated or newly acquired. A further 13 houses will be built/acquired over the coming year, to bring to fruition an initiative started by AMCU Trust to furnish some of the widows with homes.

WATCH VIDEO: Handing over of houses to widows

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Sustainable livelihoods


Following the tragedy, a primary concern was taking care of the families of the deceased employees and ensuring that they could receive a sustainable income. We continue to provide employment for the spouse or a chosen family member of the deceased. And, in 2020, the first beneficiary of the 1608 Trust will complete his tertiary education, and is being employed by the company.

Sustainable livelihoods
Sustainable livelihoods
Sustainable livelihoods

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