FLSmidth has made a substantial investment in an integrated biomass and algal sanitation system (IBASS) solution at Mossesane Baloyi Primary School in Mokopane, Limpopo Province. The company, which supplies engineered mineral processing solutions, equipment and services to the mining and cement industries, has committed resources as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy and commitment to the Mining Charter.
“We recognise the innate responsibility to aid in improving quality of life and are currently focused on selecting and supporting communities located in areas where we carry out projects for our clients. This is the most significant CSR project for us to date as Anglo American Platinum Mogalakwena Mines, located 30 km North West of Mokopane, is one of our largest African clients,” Terence Osborn, capital sales and marketing manager, Mineral Processing, South Africa, said.
FLSmidth hosted an official handing over ceremony at the Mossesane Baloyi School that was attended by community leaders, local dignitaries and members of local government. The significant platinum group metal (PGM) resources in the area are a major focus for mining companies such as Ivanhoe Mines, which is developing its Platreef Project in Limpopo Province. “It is good for our existing and potential clients to see what we are capable of from a CSR point of view,” Osborn said.