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GRCF goes to the Mining Indaba in Cape Town.

Two weeks ago the GRCF had our annual strategy retreat at Hartebeespoort Dam.  Over two days of meetings and workshops the entire staff came away with a clearer sense of purpose and renewed excitement for the year ahead.  We are expanding and developing our ABCD programs and hope to engage the local community on a much w

ider level.  We expect that soon everyone in Rustenburg will know exactly what we are doing and will want to be a part of the real change the GRCF is aiming to achieve in the Bojanala region.

As part of our efforts to get the big mining houses in the area involved in our high impact development strategies, a GRCF representative also attended last week’s Mining Indaba in Cape Town.  It would seem that the mining community is starting to realize the need for real, strategic CSI (Corporate Social Investment/Responsibility) initiatives and opportunities for partnerships are starting to materialize.

One of the panel session at the Indaba.

We know that those mines and other corporations that choose to partner with the GRCF will experience a very clear benefit to their own operations as well as have the chance to make a real positive impact on the communities in which they operate.

In March, the GRCF will also be a part of a conference hosted by UNISA on ABCD (Asset-Based Community Driven) programs, which will bring in experts from diverse fields and backgrounds from all over the world to discuss this exciting paradigm.  Watch this space for more information on dates and program details.  Indeed, the year ahead is shaping up to be an exciting one, and we hope it will be the tipping point that pushes the Bojanala region into the spotlight as a beacon of community driven change.