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Monday, September 21, 2020
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    Sasol Honours Mining Charter

    Sasol mining handed over 101 hoses to date.

    Senior Vice president Lucky Kgatle of Sasol mining handed over 18 newly built houses to first-time homeowners in eMbalenhle on Thursday 30 November.
    This initiative is part of Sasol’s home ownership housing project and brought the number of houses Sasol sponsored to 62.
    Lucky said: “The home ownership housing project forms part of Sasol Mining’s Social and Labour Plan (SLP), which aims to improve the living conditions of its mining employees in the surrounding host communities.
    “Sasol Mining provides subsidies to qualifying permanent employees, who are not eligible for Reconstruction and Development (RDP) houses but also, do not qualify for home loans from commercial banks.
    Sasol Mining recognises the importance of decent housing for its employees. These are homes of an adequate size that have the essential basic infrastructure such as water, sanitation and electricity.
    The provision of housing to Sasol Mining employees is a continuous process. This initiative is in accordance with the Social and Labour Plan of the Mining Charter.
    “Working together with First National Bank, Sasol Mining employees are guided and assisted through the rigorous process of becoming home owners and access bank bond.
    “These first-time home owners are also provided with financial planning and management skills they need to ensure that they are able to service their subsidised home loans sustainably.”
    Sasol mining handed over 101 hoses to date.
    The Project leader stated that the honourable minister Lindiwe Susulu stated at a recent strategic summit: “we are going to turn South Africa into a construction site” when speaking about building homes. Schalk also said that the housing project was voted no 1 in Govan Mbeki municipality, but not only in here but also in Mpumalanga and to top it off, in South Africa!
    Prices were given at this last handover of this project for the most beautiful gardens in the complex. Third price (Umbrella) went to Mr. PS Muhlungu of house no 8, 2nd price (Gas Braai) was awarded to Mrs DF Ingwenja of house 88 and the first price (Slim JoJo water tank) went to Mrs PT Mtsale of house 107.
    Head of projects Marius Kruger congratulated Metsoweto projects on achieving a clean safety record as well as finishing the project on time.
    The acting Mayor MMC Zakhile Mhlangu said that he used to play at the site when he was little. When driving to the site he observed a lot of architectural changes to the area.
    Zakhile stated that he hoped that the beneficiaries of these houses will turn them into homes not just houses. He also thanked everyone involved and said that this project became a flagship program. Zakhile also said that “let the prizes, that some have received, serve as a reminder of the beauty that they instil around the houses of this project. Let it serve as inspiration for others.”
    The program then shifted into the handing over stage where Lucky cut ribbons at the entrances to the houses and handed the new owner his/her keys. Inside were cake and a tree for every new home.
    Every home is very neatly finished with a small garden area. Well done to all concerned.
    “Sasol Mining has embarked on a housing project with the objective of promoting good health and welfare for its employees. This was done to ensure sustainable local economic development and to promote home ownership among Sasol employees within the formal housing sector”.
    Said Lucky Kgatle, Senior Vice President at Sasol Mining,

    Sasol Honours Mining Charter