Our South Africa Energy Coal (SAEC) team has completed a project to improve roads and install new water mains and a sewer system in the Phola community.
The R13 million project, which is part of SAEC’s Social and Labour Plan commitments, created 60 temporary jobs including on-the-job training opportunities for local community members, with nine local businesses benefitting through subcontracting business opportunities.
The road rehabilitation work includes the reconstruction of damaged roadway, re-surfacing, marking, construction of sun-surface drainage systems, pothole repairs and new traffic-control signals and road signs being erected. Around 180 households in the area will benefit from new sewers, fire hydrants, water mains and water meters.
SAEC has also donated a R3.9-million road repair and maintenance machine to Emalahleni Local Municipality which will help to maintain the road.
SAEC President, Kgabi Masia, said: “This project is part of SAEC’s commitment to contribute to the development of communities surrounding our operations. We work closely with our stakeholders in Emalahleni Local Municipality and align to their existing Integrated Development Plans. The water project will better enable revenue collection by the municipality and reduce illegal water connections.”
Project works location, Phola (click image to enlarge)