Manhattan Corporation prides itself on being a responsible and Revolutionary Social Contributor. Over the past 25 years, it has contributed over R5 billion into the Siyancuma Northern Cape economy of South Africa, and over R3 billion into the East Rand economy of Gauteng South Africa. Manhattan has employed in its history over 3 000 personnel at its various operations and supported communities in its area of presence.
Manhattan has initiated various projects to assist the development of historically disadvantaged communities that live or operate in the areas where Manhattan exists.
In 2017, Gravelotte which is part of the Manhattan Corporation Group, has initiated projects in Agriculture, Training and Small Scale Mining in Brakpan, Benoni and parts of Daveyton. These communities house over 200 000 historically disadvantaged residents.
During September 2017, Gravelotte launched a project with Mathome Training and Development (www.Mathometd.co.za), to provide 25 learnership programmes for the surrounding communities. In addition, training has commenced for Gravelotte employees to assist to increase their own education and skills. Gravelotte currently employs over 480 personnel.
The learnership programme for the community is a pilot project which will assist community members to receive a Hard Rock certification and therefore be employable by Gravelotte as well as other mines in the region. In essence the mine has gone the extra mile to take non-skilled unemployed community members, who were more difficult to place, and skill them up so that they become employable.
A programme commenced with a small scale mining company, which is 100% Black Woman Owned where Gravelotte has given portions of its mining permit to be mined on, and assisting the contractor to develop and grow her business. Part of this programme is Funding, Skills Development, Mentorship and developing Black Industrialists in our own community.
From 2009, Manhattan was heavily focused in the Northern Cape with its Client’s and associate company alluvial diamond mining and agricultural projects. Manhattan partnered with the Bucklands community to develop their mining and agricultural projects. The Bucklands community is made up of members residing within the Siyancuma District of the Northern Cape. Bucklands has recently appointed Manhattan Corporation as their exclusive strategic economic development partner.
Manhattan Corporation is committed to building a better life for the members of its community.
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25 Learnerships: Programme launched in Lindelani & Kingsway Communities
Gravelotte Gold Mine and Mathome Training has launched 25 Learnerships for the Lindelani, Kingsway and Surrounding Communities in Benoni/East Rand.
Gravelotte Mines Limited in collaboration with Mathome Training & Development (Pty) Ltd are presenting an opportunity in Learnerships for the local communities and surrounding areas. The successful candidates will undergo a Learnership programme that is scheduled for 12 months and will be conducted within the Gravelotte Gold Mine communities. On completion of this national certificate the learner can be employed in any mine at a level of team leader or stand a chance to further their education in the National certificate in Rock-breaking Level 3 which is equivalent to the Blasting Ticket for Scheduled Mines.
For more information visit: www.mathometd.co.za Gravelotte and Manhattan are PROUD Community Growth Sponsors. We nurture communities, and assist to develop unskilled community members into employable members.
Manhattan Corporation summarizes its projects undertaken in the Siyancuma community of Douglas Northern Cape.
Manhattan assists Bucklands Comminity to get 800 Ha of Water Rights
Manhattan has successfully assisted the Bucklands Community of Douglas Siyancuma District Municipality to acquire 800 Ha of water rights. The community had been trying to acquire such rights for over 15 years, prior to Manhattan becoming their strategic partner. After 12 months of technical , and financial contribution , Manhattan and the Bucklands CPA were successful in getting these rights issued to the Community. Manhattan’s role was that of technical partner and was also part of assisting to acquire a farming partner for the community. The project was handed over to the community in 2014/2015. Manhattan invested over R18 million into the Bucklands prospecting and agricultural project and created over 100 Jobs in doing so. The farming project should it go ahead would create one of the largest Black Owned farming companies in the region with a potential of 600 Ha of develop-able land into maize and crop farming. The project would generate R20 million a year of revenue for the community in farming revenue.
Career development workshop
Career Workshops were held at the Breipaal Full Gospel Church. Topics addressed included: job advert analysis; professional CV writing; writing winning covering letters; applying for positions; interview preparation; personal grooming and branding.
Mandela Day is a day where as per our beloved Madiba, we dedicate the day to contributing and giving something back to the community. Manhattan co-sponsored the Mandela Day festivities in Douglas, which included various sporting events, and entertainment provided by Mr. Shortie Ntombela.
Youth Day Memorial Lecture
Manhattan co-sponsorsed youth day memorial lectures in the town of Douglas along with the Siyancuma Municipality. The Honourable Mayor, the entire Council of Siyancuma Municipality, DPT Social Development, SEDA, DPT Agriculture, Business Against Crime and LED Manager were present.
Social Media and Website
Manhattan Corporation has developed a website for the Bucklands community as well as a platform for future communities where it operates. The website is designed for the use of the community, as a communication platform to engage with the community , and all stakeholders, to canvas ideas, to deal with suggestions and develop the community of Douglas
“Sustainability in Mining” GIBS Conference
Manhattan Corporation co-sponsored the Sustainability in Mining Conference at the Gordon Institute of Business Science to discuss sustainability in mining around the world. The Honourable Minister of Mining Susan Shabangu, Kgosi Lerou Molotlegi, Professor Jenik Radon, as well as a panel of experts were guest speakers at the conference.
Siyancuma Mayoral Manhattan Cup
The Siyancuma Mayoral Manhattan Cup tournament kicked off to much fanfare on Freedom Day, Friday the 27th of April. The event was held at the Matlhomola sports grounds in Griekwastad, Siyancuma district, of the Northern Cape and is hosted to encourage the youth to participate in recreational activities around the community.