Afarak is a people-centered organization. Through its support and initiatives, Afarak is investing in various communities close to its operations in South Africa and is making a difference in people’s lives.
Afarak’s 2017 Sustainability Review (3.8 MB)
Afarak’s 2016 Sustainability Review (1.1 MB)
These are the key values that we are proud to uphold:
Health & safety
Safety is our top priority and we operate a zero-harm policy across our units. We will never compromise the safety of any of our employees, or of the communities in which we operate.
We are committed to supporting the communities in which we operate, and we value these communities are vital stakeholders in our growth. On this basis we develop tangible projects aimed at improving their quality of life.
As a company dealing in natural resources we are very conscious of our duty to safeguard the environment at every stage of our extraction and processing, aiming to go beyond our legal obligations where possible.
We stringently adhere to the Finnish Corporate Governance Code and are committed to our obligations as a publicly listed company, operating with integrity and transparency.
Monwametsi Agri Project, Rustenburg
Dams and irrigation projects are central to communities in South Africa improving the quality of life for hundreds of families. Through the Monwametsi Agri Project, Afarak contributed in the repair and development of two dams, boreholes and an irrigation system. It extended its support to develop an agricultural project and various vegetables are being farmed on the land since water is now available.
Umephi Jade House, Mogale City
Afarak is supporting 7 orphans that are currently residing at Jade House. The House was built as a place of safety for orphans and offers foster care to these children.
Patrick Masego School, Mogale City
Afarak has a number of projects at Rietvallei particularly directed towards the Patrick Masego Primary school. Through Afarak’s support, the school also has an extensive garden which is used to farm vegetables and fruits which are then used as part of the feeding scheme that the school operates. The Patrick Masego school provides a daily meal to close to 2,000 children including weekends and holiday periods.
Afarak supports 5 day-care centres in the Rietvallei area and provides daily meals to 155 children. The day-care centres are the following; Thembelihle, Ntlanta, Wise Girl, Little Achievers and Busy Bee. Similar schemes are also run in conjunction with Magda Fourie at the Paardekraal and Millenium Primary schools
Community entrepreneurship, Mogale City
The Mzimhlope Service Centre operates a crafts shop and centre in which various members of the community produce various items, mainly woolen items, that are used to finance their daily needs. Afarak supports the centre through the purchase of materials.
Afarak supports the CK Trust by paying a nongovernment teacher to provide support to destitute children at the Patrick Mashego Primary school. The teacher is specialized in supporting the emotional well-being of children who come from broken families.
Afarak supports this Centre in Krugersdorp that provides shelter for abused women and children. The Centre can hold up to 40 mothers.