The Marikana Renewal process calls for all stakeholders to come together, to engage and to collaborate to achieve renewal. It seeks not only to address a painful legacy but also to promote healing and provide socio-economic redress that will facilitate the socio-economic sustainability of the communities around the Marikana operation.
A key element of the Marikana Renewal process, and of Letsema, is continuous stakeholder engagement. To date, engagement led by the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, has been conducted with several stakeholder groups.
Sibanye-Stillwater understands that the processes of healing and socio-economic development require meaningful engagement, participative social planning and the collaboration of all stakeholders. Implementation of this engagement process – the Letsema process – is being facilitated by ReimagineSA.
The collaborative work done together with all Social Partners, including Sibanye-Stillwater, has enriched all of us. We have learnt important lessons about who we are; what makes our partners tick and how best to work with them; how doing together is more effective and more efficient to get the best from limited resources.