UmjindiJewellery Project

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Location

Barberton, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa

Cost

R 9.8-mil

Donors

Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund - R 2.1-mil

African Pioneer Mining - R 3.5-mil

National Development Agency - R 1.4-mil

Barberton Mines - R 2.8-mil

Duration

2002 to Present

Project Objectives

Setting up a jewellery manufacturing & training project – downstream beneficiation.

Establishing tourism art and trade centre and Espresso Coffee Shop.

Establishment of most successful high-end jewellery project in SA – LOSA Jewels (London – South Africa).

Project Outcomes

  • Huge impact on training of rural HDIs;
  • Tourism award received for contribution to tourism for Barberton and sales for local artists;
  • Represented Mpumalanga at the world summit for sustainable development;
  • Hailed as the best practice LED project for Mpumalanga;
  • Two learners produced designs selected for African Pioneer Mining export jewellery range.

 

Project Manager

vukani-ubuntu

Project management, 17 years of community development, R 100 mil raised in grant-funds, ‘’Unique Integrated Development Model’’

Project

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Benefits large unemployed community, providing essential services directly to work-seekers, Development of scare and critical artisan skills for the mining, engineering and energy sector in eMalahleni, (witbank), Mpumalanga.

Funders

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