Caring for widows and families

Homes for widows

Caring for the families is a priority and Sibanye-Stillwater committed to building 16 houses for the widows and families who had not benefitted from the AMCU Trust.

To date, eight houses have been handed over to the families while the remaining eight are currently under construction. Each widow selected where she would like her house to be built. The houses are located in the Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga, North West Province (Mahikeng), Northern Cape (Kimberley) and Lesotho.

See Fact sheet: Houses for Widows (pdf, 2.2mb)

Employing and supporting families

The widows and families of the deceased were offered employment following the tragedy. Since 2013, 21 widows or their 23 elected representatives have accepted the offer of employment and most continue to be employed. Three people have opted for voluntary severance packages.


At the time of the tragedy, counselling services were offered to the widows and their families to aid the healing process. These services remain in place. In parallel with this initiative, we have also offered the widows financial management skills training through our CARE for iMali programme.