The International Integrated Reporting Council’s annual conference hears how a focus on people and communities is helping to tackle Covid-19.
When the Covid-19 pandemic hit South Africa, the country went into one of the harshest lockdowns in the world. In response, Anglo-American’s South African iron ore subsidiary, Kumba, implemented the company’s WeCare programme.
This included an extensive health campaign, with Covid-19 testing for workers, their families and community members. According to Kumba’s chief financial officer, Bothwell Mazarura, the company also luanched a campaign to send food parcels out into the community.
As lockdown was imposed across the country mining was not initially classified as essential and was ordered to shut. But on the strength of its com
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