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.