KZN Sands Procurement Forum

  • The current forum was established about two years ago and meets once a month.
  • Representatives of the six Amakhosi areas bordering the KZN Sands operations are members of the forum.
  • The areas are:
    • Somopho Traditional Authority, near the Central Processing Plant (CPC) outside Empangeni;
    • Dube Traditional Authority, near Hillendale Mine;
    • Mkhwanazi Traditional Authority, in the Port Dunford area.
    • Ogagwini Traditional Authority, close to the Fairbreeze mining area;
    • Nzuza Traditional Authority, close to the Fairbreeze mining area; and
    • Macambini Traditional Authority, close to the Fairbreeze mining area.
  • The forum members also receive training and general assistance from Tronox KZN Sands regarding tender procedures, explanation of technical terms and business ethics.
  • To date, seven contracts have been awarded to different tribal authorities:
    • Gabadala Laundry cleans all the overalls and PPE on both the CPC and Hillendale sites.
    • Mahlawula Trading cuts grass and maintains gardens at both CPC and Hillendale.
    • Tower Scaffolding provides scaffolding to both CPC and Hillendale.
    • Wumnotho Kasomopho cleans roads and certain plant areas at CPC and Hillendale.
    • Bamba Logistics transports anthracite to CPC and smelter underflow from CPC to Hillendale mine.
    • Sipho Mnqayi provides fertilizer products for the rehabilitation of Hillendale mine.
    • SPECC removes alien weed vegetation at CPC and Hillendale.
  • Tronox is currently awarding the security contract for Fairbreeze mine to one of the communities in Fairbreeze. The training, to become accredited security guards, of the 30 people will cost Tronox about R255,000.
  • Tronox assists the new contractors with their first safety clothing, general induction, medical costs and three months of accounting assistance, as well as the necessary training when a contract is awarded.
  • Year-to-date spending on community contracts (money that is flowing back into the different communities) is R7,156,655.
  • About 90 community jobs have been created through these contracts.

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