Seriti hands over upgraded clinic facility for the Thuthukani community in Standerton Download as pdf (114 KB)
Johannesburg, 30 March 2021: Today Seriti handed over a refurbished facility, which was upgraded into a community healthcare centre, to the Department of Health (DoH) in the Lekwa Local Municipality. This project forms part of Seriti’s Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programme and brings much needed healthcare for the Thuthukani community, neighbouring our New Denmark Colliery.
The Thuthukani community previously received medical services through a mobile clinic unit brought to the community by the DoH once a week. Now, with the new clinic facility that Seriti is handing over, the DoH will be able to deliver healthcare services to this community daily.
The services offered at the clinic include management of chronic diseases, Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission (PMTCT), Absolute Neutrophil Count (ANC), family planning, HIV/Aids, TB, and management of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).
Thabo Masike, Chief Corporate and Community Relations Officer at Seriti said, “As we wrap up Human Rights month, Seriti recognises that basic healthcare is a key human right. We believe that by improving healthcare, we improve the quality of life and dignity of the residents in communities surrounding our operations.”
“Seriti also recognises that local communities face many challenges, and we undertake regular, open and honest conversations to better understand what our stakeholders need, and how we can support them,” Thabo added.
The renovation work carried out created four (4) jobs for unskilled members of the local community, and the work done on the old building included painting of the ceiling, repair work on water leaks, removal of old shower cabins, and installation of new equipment in the examination room, X-ray room, vital signs room, storeroom, and the pharmacy.
This initiative is closely linked to one of Seriti’s key values, ‘Safety and health without compromise’, and the company aims to continue partnering with key stakeholders in the public sector to improve service delivery.
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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 Duvha 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.
Further information on Seriti can be found at www.seritiza.com