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Foundations and Trusts

Gold Fields funds and works with a number of associated foundations and community trusts to deliver social investment projects that share value created by our operations with host communities.

In South Africa we collaborate with the trustees of the independent South Deep Education Trust, the South Deep Community Trust and the Westonaria Community Trust to facilitate more effective delivery of projects that benefit host and labour sending communities. The South Deep Education Trust and the South Deep Community Trust, together with the employee-based Thusano Trust, were established as part of South Deep’s 2010 Black Economic Empowerment initiative.

In Australia and Ghana our community initiatives are channelled through the Gold Fields Australia Foundation and the Gold Fields Ghana Foundation respectively. The trustees of these foundations comprise independent representatives as well as representatives from Gold Fields.

Below is a brief profile of the trusts and foundations that Gold Fields works with.

Gold Fields Australia Foundation

Purpose:

Trustees:

  Name   Designation
  Alexander Munt   GFA, Chairman
  Kelvin Davis   GFA, Treasurer
  Graeme Ovens   GFA St Ives mine representative
  Jason Sander   GFA Agnew mine representative
  Philip Woodhouse   GFA Representative
  Peter Baughan   Independent Trustee
  Peter Craig   Independent Trustee
  Bruce Harris   Independent Trustee

Contact Person:

GFA Secretary Sheila Dunlop at Sheila.Dunlop@goldfields.com

Gold Fields Ghana Foundation

Purpose:

  • The mission of the Gold Fields Ghana (GFG) Foundation is to promote and facilitate sustainable socio-economic development in order to improve the quality of life in Ghana.
  • The sole objective of the Foundation shall be to provide funds for charitable projects and causes in the Republic of Ghana that are, subject to the policies and rules of the Foundation, deemed worthy and suitable by the Managing Trustees.
  • The Foundation will primarily (but not exclusively) focus on the communities around Gold Fields Group operating mines in Ghana, particularly those directly affected by Group mining activities and where Group employees and their dependents live. Projects of national significance will also be funded by the Foundation where these are considered appropriate by the Managing Trustees. Within this context, the Foundation will primarily concentrate on projects and causes in the alternative livelihood, health, education and infrastructure sectors.

Trustees:

  Name   Designation   Responsibility
  Alfred Baku   Executive Vice President, Gold Fields West Africa Region   Chairman of Managing Trustees
  Stephen Osei-Bempah   General Manager, Gold Fields Ghana Ltd (Tarkwa Mine)   Managing Trustee
  Michiel van der Merwe   General Manager, Abosso Goldfields Ltd (Damang Mine)   Managing Trustee
  John Mawuli Ababio   Director of Gold Fields Ghana Ltd and Abosso Goldfields Ltd   Managing Trustee
  Sulemanu Koney   Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines   Managing Trustee
  Barbara Oteng-Gyasi   Member of Parliament for the Prestea/ Huni-Valley Constituency   Managing Trustee
  Mireku Duker   Member of Parliament for the Tarkwa Nsuaem Constituency   Managing Trustee

Contact Details:

C/O Gold Fields Ghana
No. 7 Dr Amilcar Cabral Road
Airport Residential Area, Accra, Ghana
P. O. Box KA30742

Airport, Accra, Ghana
Tel. +233 (0)302 770189/190/191
Fax: +233 (0)302 770187
Contact: Foundation Secretary Michael Akafia at Michael.Akafia@goldfields.com

Westonaria Community Trust

Purpose:

The beneficiaries will be Historically Disadvantaged South Africa (HDSA) people primarily from the Westonaria mining community (now the South Deep Mining Community). Once the socio economic needs of this community have been addressed, then the beneficiaries could be members of other needy HDSA communities as determined by the Trustees.

The general objectives of the Trusts are:

  • To facilitate the empowerment and development of previously disadvantaged and economically marginalised people in accordance with the Mining Charter and its scorecard (with a special focus on women and people with disabilities). This is achieved by forging unique partnerships between local municipal structures and social entrepreneurial initiatives in the community and business;
  • To strive towards compliance with the provisions of the South African government’s Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment ambitions in respect of broad based ownerships schemes and trusts;
  • To encourage the establishment, development and support of sustainable new enterprises in the South Deep mining community;
  • To improve the quality of life of people in the Westonaria mining community through building of capacity, skills development and education;
  • To facilitate the developments of markets of growth for enterprises;
  • To work with local enterprises and/or municipalities to promote ecological rehabilitation, sound environmental planning and resource utilisation, facilitation of economic upliftment, business opportunities and regional and institutional co-operation.

Trustees:

  Name   Designation
  Ntendeni Eric Ratshikhopha   Chairperson and Independent Trustee
  Neville Melville   Independent Trustee
  Thabo Collin Ndlovu   Trustee and Representative of the Rand West City Local Municipality (not active currently and will be replaced as soon as a new representative is nominated by the Rand West City Local Municipality)
  Godfrey Sebola   Trustee and Representative of Gold Fields Ltd
  Naseem Ahmed Chohan   Trustee and Representative of Gold Fields Ltd

Contact Details:

C/O Natalie Lubbe & Associates Inc
Block 2 Fancourt Office Park
Cnr Northumberland & Felstead Avenue
Northriding    
P O Box 662

Bromhof 2154
Phone:  +27 (0) 11 7041563 
Fax: +27 (0) 86 6889555
E-Mail: Trust Administrator Helani van der Westhuizen at helani@natalielubbe.co.za

South Deep Community Trust

Purpose:

To procure and utilise donations and other accruals to the Trust for payment to the Beneficiaries for:

  • Community development projects – aimed at job creation, establishment of educational facilities, adult literacy as well as development of infrastructure within the Community;
  • Promotion of Community-based projects – self-help, poverty alleviation, empowerment, capacity-building, provision of training, support or assistance to emerging micro-enterprises (including granting of loans on terms and within regulatory conditions)
  • Provision of training, support or assistance to community-based projects both in adjacent communities as well as Labour Sending Areas
  • Funding to charitable institutions with similar objectives to the South Deep Community Trust

Trustees:

  Name   Designation
  Neville Melville   Chairperson and Independent Trustee
  Ntendeni Eric Ratshikhopha   Independent Trustee
  Lucy Mokoka   Trustee and Representative of Gold Fields Ltd
  Thulani Mashibini   Independent Trustee and Representative of the National Union of Mineworkers

Contact Details:

Natalie Lubbe & Associates Inc
Fancourt Office Park, Block 2
cnr Northumberland & Felstead ave
Northriding ext 17, 2169.
PO Box 662, Bromhof, 2154

Tel: +27 (0) 11 7041563
Direct Fax: +27 (0)86 6889555
Mobile: +27 (0)82 9209628

Email: Trust Administrator Natalie Lubbe at natalie@natalielubbe.co.za
Website: www.sdtrusts.org.za

South Deep Education Trust

Purpose:

To provide funding to the Beneficiaries for:

  • Education – educational training facilities, board and lodging, tuition, scholarships, bursaries, skills development, provision of school buildings, equipment for educational institutions, curriculum support, school development, safety & security at schools, outreach programmes, study and research;
  • Legal resources – legal advice, legal assistance, research. Prosecuting, defending or instituting legal action
  • Community-based projects – self-help, poverty alleviation, empowerment, capacity-building, provision of training, support or assistance to emerging micro-enterprises
  • Provision of funding to projects in Labour Sending Areas
  • Donations to charitable institutions with similar objectives to the South Deep Education Trust

Trustees:

  Name   Designation
  Neville Melville   Chairperson and Independent Trustee
  Ntendeni Eric Ratshikhopha   Independent Trustee
  Lucy Mokoka   Trustee and Representative of Gold Fields Ltd
  Thulani Mashibini   Independent Trustee

Contact Details:

Natalie Lubbe & Associates Inc
Fancourt Office Park, Block 2
cnr Northumberland & Felstead ave
Northriding ext 17, 2169.
PO Box 662, Bromhof, 2154

Tel: +27 (0) 11 7041563
Direct Fax: +27 (0)86 6889555
Mobile: +27 (0)82 9209628

E-Mail: Trust Administrator Natalie Lubbe at natalie@natalielubbe.co.za
Website: www.sdtrusts.org.za