Black Mountain Mining (BMM) has helped restore the eyesight of 197 people in De Aar, Calvinia, Aggeneys, Upington and Kuruman from the end of January to mid-March 2017.

The 'Decade of the Artisan' is an initiative of South Africa's Department of Higher Education and Training, co-sponsored by the National Skills Fund (NSF) and implemented by the Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA).

Rosh Pinah is a mining town in the southern part of Namibia, about 200 kilometres south of Keetmanshoop. In a bid to make a solid contribution towards the healthcare of the rapidly growing town, Skorpion Zinc contributed more than N$4 million to the rehabilitation and upgrade of Rosh Pinah State Clinic and construction of a satellite facility at Tutungeni.

Karas Goat Project

The Skorpion Zinc Karas Goat Project is a beacon of hope for the economic emancipation of rural people in Namibia. The project, started in March 2012, aims to contribute towards poverty eradication in Namibia by affording rural, underprivileged families a sustainable entrepreneurial opportunity to improve their livelihoods through goat farming.

It is one thing to come into a community and build infrastructure you consider best for the people, but it is far more beneficial to invest in their real needs and in projects that will leave a lasting impression. In line with Vedanta Zinc International's value system, BMM is committed to a sustainable socio-economic transformation and developmental agenda.

At Vedanta Zinc International we regard the community as part of our extended family and design our community-based engagement around the third sustainability pillar of Vedanta: "Adding and sharing value". We aim to assist with the communities targeted for empowerment so they become self-sufficient.

To balance the socio-economic benefits of developing the Gamsberg project with the need to preserve the unique biodiversity of an arid zone, Vedanta has developed a clearly defined biological biodiversity action plan.

Black Mountain Mining (BMM) helped more than 600 vulnerable people, who have no medical aid, receive free life-saving early cancer detection with PinkDrive/MBTM from 5 to 8 September this year.