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Marikana Renewal

April 16, 2021

We have been given the opportunity to participate in the process of honouring the legacy of Marikana and co-creating a sustainable and positive future beyond the tragedy. This is our commitment to our employees, to our communities, and to South Africa – to do good, to do better, and ensure that our mining improves lives.


We recognise that the pain of the families as a result of that tragedy will never be fully overcome, unless we foster a process of healing. We will engage with and support the affected families through this process, which is at the heart of renewal.


We will endeavour to build a transparent and trustworthy environment – to rebuild the trust between the company and all its stakeholders.


At the heart of our intent is to leave a legacy beyond mining, by leveraging regional partnerships and working with all stakeholders to co-design and implement social upliftment programmes that will deliver meaningful benefits that will outlast the life of our operations.


On 16 April 2021, we launched a multi-stakeholder and collaborative process of renewal in Marikana. An opportunity to honour the legacy and engage with all stakeholders as we begin the process of creating a new reality for Marikana.

Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba

As a patron of the Marikana Renewal programme, His Grace the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba delivered the keynote address and outlined his vision to build a better future.


Programme director:
Luvuyo Madasa:
Director Reimagine SA
Launch of Marikana Renewal Project:
Neal Froneman, CEO Sibanye-Stillwater
Mrs Aisha Fundi: widow
Keynote address:
Archbishop Makgoba,
Archbishop of Cape Town

Since Sibanye-Stillwater’s acquisition of the Marikana operations in 2019, which are situated in the North West province of South Africa, the company has intensified efforts to pave the way for healing, inclusive engagement and ultimately, the renewal in Marikana.

Last year, in the inaugural Marikana memorial lecture, Advocate Thuli Madonsela identified the need for conscious healing, which is at the heart of our efforts.

His Grace the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba, is the patron of this renewal process. In his words: “The event that took place at Marikana culminating at Wonderkop, left a deep scar on the psyche of our country and us, her people. It is an important event to remember and reflect on so that we can do all that is good or better in our efforts to build South Africa.”


  • Co-creating and delivering sustainable socio-economic development in our host communities
  • Engaging openly and regularly, so that we can balance the interests of all stakeholders.
  • Respecting culture and heritage, and human rights
  • Knowing that winning trust is a process, and not easy, especially because of the mining industry’s history in South Africa.
  • Acknowledging and respecting our past and looking forward to intensifying our efforts to show that mining can make positive contributions to South Africa.
  • Extensive co-operation and collaboration between ourselves, government at all levels, communities and traditional leaders because we know that we form just one part of an ecosystem.
  • Developing interventions in the districts surrounding Marikana that are led by development experts to ensure the delivery of tangible and sustainable programmes for the benefit of communities. The focus is:
    • Economic restoration
    • Cross sector collaboration

For Sibanye-Stillwater, the extent to which we succeed in repairing the legacy of Marikana and all that it represents, will set a benchmark for our ability to succeed more broadly.


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