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Limpopo Business 2018-19 edition

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A unique guide to business and investment in Limpopo Province, South Africa. Launched in 2007, the 2018/19 edition of Limpopo Business is the 10th issue of this highly successful publication that has established itself as the premier business and investment guide for the Limpopo Province. Limpopo has many investment and business opportunities. In addition to the regular articles providing insight into each of the key economic sectors of the province, there are special features on developments in the transport and logistics sector and a focus on tourism. Interviews with industry leaders in development finance from the Industrial Development Corporation and the Small Enterprise Development Agency share their insights into the state of the provincial economy. Investment news related to mining, telecommunications and development finance is carried in overviews of all the main economic sectors. The publication also has a comprehensive register of all provincial government and municipal contact details. Updated information on Limpopo is also available through our monthly e-newsletter - which you can subscribe to at

MESSAGE Putting Safety

MESSAGE Putting Safety First Safety is our number one priority in achieving Zero Harm Gerrie Nortje, General Manager of De Beers Venetia Mine, shares a message on the steps being taken towards achieving “Zero Harm”. At De Beers, we value the safety of our people above anything and we pursue it without hesitation or compromise. The only production we care about is safe production and we believe that Zero Harm is achievable. Safety is our number one priority and is the reason why we introduced our Put Safety First value in 2017. It is also the reason why we commemorate our annual Global Safety Day, which aims to focus on what it takes to make our workplace safe. The theme in 2018 is “Safety Leadership” and we will engage in a series of activities that will take place across the business into January 2019. Our focus is on what we can all do to be the best possible safety leaders and how this will help us become and stay fatality-free. Establishing a safe and healthy working environment requires every one of us, from the CEO to the most recent hire, to understand that working injury and incident free is our priority: We must Put Safety First. This of course requires personal commitment from all our employees and contractors. We kicked off the year with a CEO Safety Summit to share learnings from across De Beers Group and agreed on focus areas for 2018 in our pursuit of Zero Harm. The top two focus areas are rolling out the “Put Safety First” value and reinforcing the 2017 Safety Pledge to make it a living and personal commitment by every employee. A second CEO Safety Summit was held in August 2018 with representatives from De Beers Group Exco, General Managers, Safety and Sustainable Development Leads, Safety Line Managers from across the Group, including Element Six, Midstream and Upstream. The main topic of discussion was how we going to collectively contribute towards achieving Zero Harm. We have also been working on a 100-day activation since March where the three focus areas are: • Safety leadership • Critical controls and • Work planning and execution. All these focus areas align well with and support the concept of “Safety Leadership.” Our Global Safety Day event in October will reflect on and celebrate our safety leadership journey so far. Nothing is more important than the safety and wellbeing of our employees. I continue to encourage every employee at De Beers Venetia Mine to embrace the PUT SAFETY FIRST value until safety becomes our way of life here at Venetia. LIMPOPO BUSINESS 2018/19 58

Community Fairs FOCUS Strengthening relations with local communities In 2018, De Beers Venetia Mine hosted a series of three Fairs to strengthen relations with local communities in which we operate. The Community Fairs are held annually and in every first quarter of the year. The primary objective of the Fairs is to share information with the communities on the operations of Venetia Mine and its contractors. At the Fair, the community is given an opportunity to visit stalls and interact with representatives from various departments at the mine as well as contracting companies. Information on employment and procurement opportunities is shared with the community. Exhibition stalls were popular at all three venues of Blouberg (Eldorado Stadium), Alldays (Alldays Stadium) and Musina (Madimbo Stadium) in 2018. Community members engaged with mine management and staff members about job and training opportunities and received free health screenings. Local community radio stations provided entertainment and traditional dancers gave impressive displays of their local talents and abilities. Venetia Mine contractors such as Barloworld Equipment, Murray & Roberts Cementation and Basil Read were also invited to the Fair to showcase their services. Health and wellness was also a key focus with nurses from the Venetia Mine Medical Centre teaming up with the Limpopo Health Department to offer screenings for TB, high blood pressure, diabetes and HIV/Aids. There were also opportunities to visit exhibition stalls displaying various programmes, initiatives, jobs and training opportunities. Venetia Mine General Manager Gerrie Nortje said, “We are passionate about our communities and we are happy to have had the opportunity to engage with them directly to share with them the current and future opportunities from the mine and with our contracting partners.” Alldays resident Shiela Mosala said, “This is a wonderful opportunity for our young children, who still have time to study and dream big.” 59 LIMPOPO BUSINESS 2018/19

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