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Corporate Social Responsibility
West Wits invests in individuals and businesses from our local communities through Local Economic Development. Our growing database of wide-ranging skills also enables us to procure and employ from a large pool of local talent.
We embrace social responsibility. Before West Wits obtained our mining right for the Witwatersrand Basin Project, we started supporting a homegrown Non-Profit Organisation with an income-generating project by means of a motorbike and monthly donations during lockdown. Hlokomelo Motorbike Delivery Service provides a low-cost outsourcing delivery service for medication and groceries to aged and sickly community members. The project is now a fully-fledged business with a self-sustaining revenue stream.
West Wits also provided a scholarship to Takuddwa Chikonye to register at Wits for his studies in BSc Actuarial Science. Mr Chikonye resides in Soweto, one of the areas close to West Wits’ mining operations. In 2020, Mr Chikonye matriculated from Bhukulani Secondary School and received accolades for placing third in South Africa for his Physical Science year-end results. We were encouraged by Mr Chikonye’s commitment to succeed, even though he doesn’t have the financial means. In 2021, Takuddwa passed his first year BSc Actuarial Science (2021) studies with distinction.
Tozama Kulati Siwisa, Head of Corporate Affairs elaborates on our initiatives.
Food parcels provided during the COVID-19 lockdown to the Sol Plaatje, Matholesville and Roodepoort communities.
West Wits Head of Corporate Affairs Tozama Kulati Siwisa and members of the Hlokomelo Community Organisation with the donated motorbike.
First Year BSc Actuarial Science 2021
Passed with distinction