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Our community development strategy is based on the principles of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and our own strategic objectives (based on economic diversification and empowerment through skills development):

  • maintain our social licence to operate
  • use resources appropriately and effectively
  • actively identify key multi-sectoral partnership opportunities
  • focus efforts on tangible and sustainable impacts
  • consider the best use of assets and resources
  • build expertise and relationships through collaboration
  • avoid dependency and encourage alternative economies
  • create long-term sustainability
  • achieve the greatest impact in a few key areas
  • continuously monitor and evaluate impacts and social returns

Read our Community and Indigenous Peoples Policy

In line with the requirements of the Broad-Based Socio-Economic Empowerment Charter for the South African Mining Industry (Mining Charter), social and labour plans (SLPs) have been compiled and approved, following extensive consultation with communities and the Department of Mineral Resources, for each of Sibanye-Stillwater’s mining rights. DOWNLOAD SLPs


We strive to empower our communities with education and hands-on experience that unlocks sustainable employment opportunities in established and emerging industries.


Our mathematics and science programme in partnership with the Free State Department of Education and the Kutlwanong Centre for Maths, Science and Technology has been particularly successful in recent years.

See VIDEO: Sibanye-Stillwater funds Kutlwanong centres in the Free State


We engage continuously with national and local government – the Department of Mineral Resources, municipalities, community based organisations and organised labour on matters of mutual interest and benefit such at as Operation Phakisa. To this end, we have formed the Sibanye-Gold Fields Alliance Project, which is creating employment outside of mining, especially in the agricultural sector.


Applying for assistance

If your project is aligned with our community development strategy, you may submit a formal (on a letterhead) written request for assistance, including the following information:

  • a full description of your project, including background of the organisation or project, objectives and/or goals, current supporters/donors, budget, implementation plan, registration number and certificate, existing and required assistance (funds, expertise, capacity building, mentorship, other support, etc), expected outcomes and/or impact, sustainability plan and organisational structure
  • contact details, including name, address, telephone/mobile numbers and e-mail address
  • requests for donations should include proof of registration as a trust, non-profit organisation, public benefit organisation with a Section 18A certificate or registration
  • documentation/receipt with a SARS reference number, date of receipt of donation, name of public benefit organisation, name and address of donor, amount of donation, nature of donation (if not in cash) and certification that the receipt has been issued for purposes of Section 18A

For more information, please contact:

Dikago Mathule
Community Engagement & Development
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: +27 10 001 1152

  • Please note that funding of corporate social investment (CSI) projects is considered once in a particular financial year. While Sibanye-Stillwater aims to deliver direct development benefits to intended beneficiaries, it does this with the expectation of indirect reputational benefit. Projects should therefore be seen as an opportunity to position the Sibanye-Stillwater brand. As such, Sibanye-Stillwater does not support religious or political organisations, profit making or commercial entities, sports sponsorships (except for sports development), expenses for travel, servicing of debt or overdrafts, and fundraising agencies operating as intermediaries between funders and beneficiaries.