Secunda (Mpumalanga) – Sasol Mining, in partnership with First National Bank and the Department of Human Settlements, handed over 18 houses as part of the company’s housing project.

The handover brings the total number of houses handed over by Sasol Mining in eMbalenhle and Secunda to 82.

Mr Lucky Kgatle Senior Vice President , Sasol Mining and Councillor Flora Noliqhwa Maboa- Boltman, Executive Mayor of Govan Mbeki Municipality handing over keys to one of the Sasol Mining employees during the ceremony.

According to Mr Lucky Kgatle, Sasol Mining’s Senior Vice President, the company recognises the importance of decent housing for its employees. These are homes of an adequate size that has the essential basic infrastructure such as water, sanitation and electricity.

“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,” Mr Kgatle said.

He added that Sasol is commitment to its Social Labour Plan, which entails ensuring access to affordable housing for employees.

Present at the handover of the 18 houses were the Executive Mayor of Govan Mbeki Municipality, Cllr. Flora Noliqhwa Maboa- Boltman who supported the initiative and applauded the success of the public -private partnership.

She urged the new home owners to be responsible and make sure that they keep their location clean and safe.

“The provision of housing to Sasol Mining MSP employees is a continuous process. This initiative is in accordance with the Social and Labour Plan of the Mining Charter,” Mr Kgatle concluded.