Seriti Institute undertook community consultations across the Platinum Belt after the Marikana Massacre.

We proposed a comprehensive development plan called the Platinum Compact under the aegis of Mining Dialogues 360˚, which envisages partnership between government, mining companies and residents of near-mining communities as well as labour-sending areas. This proposal has been discussed widely after the 2015 Mining Phakisa, and a group of mining companies is examining feasibility of participation.

 

Discussions begun during this project continue. These advocate the need for research and discourse about the mining industry to include a recognition for and emphasis on the need for community development and consultation in near-mining communities in order to achieve greater levels of social cohension of cooperation in these areas between business and local stakeholders.

 

Mining Dialogues 360° | Social-Economic Technology Initiative (SETI) Project

Seriti Institute entered into an MOU with Mining Dialogues 360° to create a cooperative framework on the Socio-Economic Technology Initiative (SETI) project. The project runs from 1 August 2018 to 31 December 2018. Seriti tasks include providing technical support for community consultations in Bokfontein and Westonaria and participating in the planning and preparatory sessions. The technical support services of Dr Gavin Andersson and two facilitators have been made available at discounted rates to accommodate the available budget for the SETI project.