Understanding the role of trust building in successful stakeholder engagement.
Sibanye-Stillwater understands that the processes of healing and socio-economic development require meaningful engagement, participative social planning and the collaboration of all stakeholders.
Many stakeholders have had many promises made and broken. For communities struggling to access basic resources, hope is an invaluable commodity. Over the past two years, the ReimagineSA team met regularly with community representatives, government, religious and tribal leaders. Relationship and trust building is important to the success of the programme. When people see commitment, they are more likely to do what it takes to work with others who share the same vision.
As part of the Renewal programme, the first in a series of Pitso’s (Sotho word for ‘traditional assembly’ or ‘gathering’) was held in Rustenburg on 30-31 May 2022.
The dialogue was convened to honour those directly affected by the 2012 Marikana Massacre using the Letsema Process to engage openly and constructively through a series of conversations.
The series of engagements has supported willing family members to work toward reclaiming their agency. Two years later, they have arrived at the Co-invest stage alongside various actors in the journey.