Seriti donates vehicles to the Emalahleni local municipality for traffic control and highway patrol
Johannesburg, 31 May 2022: Seriti’s Kriel Colliery handed over two light vehicles to help the Emalahleni Local Municipality manage traffic monitoring, control and highway patrols for the residence of the municipality, on Friday 27 May at the Emalahleni municipal offices.
Law enforcement authorities and road users have reported a rise in incidents in many parts of the Mpumalanga Province and a number of them on the N4 highway. The vehicles will go a long way in helping the Municipality with law enforcement, compliance and visibility, therefore ensuring the safety of residents and travellers.
Thabo Masike, Chief Corporate and Community Relations Officer said: “Safety is a key priority for us in our business and this extends into our surrounding communities. We believe that these vehicles will help create safer roads for residents of the municipality, a lot of whom are our own employees. We recognize that the safer our communities, the safer our employees and business will remain.”
The vehicles were handed over to the Executive Mayor of the Emalahleni Local Municipality, Councillor Conny Nkalitshana, who was pleased to receive the vehicles, emphasising that she is looking forward to more partnerships of this nature with Seriti and the mining industry in the Province as a whole. She added that this investment will go a long way towards restoring investor confidence in the area, which will result in further development for the benefit of everyone in the municipality.
This initiative is closely linked to one of Seriti’s values of safety and health without compromise and the company aims to continue partnering with key stakeholders in the public sector, to improve service delivery and the safety of residents.
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NOTE TO EDITORS:
Seriti Resources Holdings is a broad-based, 91% black-owned and controlled coal mining company.
Seriti’s subsidiary, Seriti Coal operates three large-scale, opencast and underground thermal coal mines – the New Vaal, New Denmark and Kriel collieries, which respectively supply Eskom’s Lethabo, Tutuka and Kriel power stations. The New Largo mine is currently under development, to meet the needs of the adjacent Kusile power station.
On 1 June 2021, Seriti acquired the operations of SA Coal Holdings Proprietary Limited (SAEC) from South32, bringing into the fold four additional mines – the Khutala, Klipspruit, and Middelburg Mines Services (MMS) North and South mines, which provide coal to the Kendal and Duhva power stations, as well as export coal via the Richards Bay Coal Terminal.
Seriti is co-owned by four anchor shareholders – Masimong Group Holdings (Masimong), Community Investment Holdings (CIH), Zungu Investments (Zico) and Thebe Investment Corporation (Thebe). It is Seriti’s philosophy that 10% of the equity in its mining operations be ring-fenced equally for the benefit of employees and communities through established unencumbered employee and community trusts.
As a responsible South African coal miner, Seriti has a proven track record in the acquisition, operation and development of large-scale opencast and underground coal mines. Guided by experienced board and management teams, Seriti maintains a principle focus on its long-term commitment to the domestic market and, in particular, the reliable and cost-effective provision of coal to Eskom.
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