“It means a lot to me to be afforded the opportunity to work here at Kangra. I know that I’m both blessed and lucky. It is also a big responsibility to represent the Donkerhoek community and show we can be good mining equipment operators,” states Vusi Mabuza, who was appointed in February 2021 as an Articulated Dump Truck (ADT) Operator at Kangra.
He received training and certification from Menar Mining Services in order to operate an ADT safely and efficiently and says that he truly loves his job.
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Donkerhoek is traditionally a farming community which is why very few mineworkers have come from the community, but Kangra, which has been owned by private investment firm Menar since December 2018, has committed to rectifying this situation by upskilling members of Donkerhoek community.
“We are working nicely here and it feels a lot like working with brothers and sisters. It is wonderful to be here with all the people I’m working with. I want to work hard to make myself, my family, and my community proud. It is a huge privilege to be able to work here and I’m going to make sure to take this opportunity with both hands,” Vusi concludes.