People-centric Thungela named Top Employer for second consecutive year

People-centric Thungela named Top Employer for second consecutive year

Thungela one of the largest pure-play producers and exporters of thermal coal in South Africa, has once again been recognised as a Top Employer in the country by the - Top Employers Institute, for the second year in a row. Last year, just eight months after its inception, the company was named an employer of choice in the mining sector.

“Acquiring Top Employer certification is a fantastic achievement and is also a further reaffirmation that we are living our values of safety, care and respect, accountability, excellence, agility and entrepreneurship in the work environment. This recognition will further enhance the employer brand of Thungela and will attest to the fact that we continue to uplift and improve people’s lives and create value for a shared future,” says Lesego Mataboge, the executive head of human resources at Thungela.

This year, Thungela once again achieved this prestigious certification, solidifying its commitment to its employees and was rated particularly highly for values, ethics and integrity not to mention our people strategy.

The Top Employers Institute is the global authority on recognising excellence in people practices and has certified 2 053 organisations in 121 countries/regions since 1991. The certification is given if the people and practices at the organisation can pass the HR Survey which is based on six key HR themes: steer, shape, attract, develop, engage, unite.

“As we grow, we continue to affirm our commitment to the individuals that make up our operation, and we are honoured that the Top Employers Institute can endorse our intention with this certification,” ends Mataboge.

This recognition once again confirms that Thungela is a people-centric business built on their people, for their people.



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Editor’s note:

Thungela, which means “to ignite” in isiZulu, is a leading South African thermal coal business, focused exclusively on thermal coal production. It is one of the largest pure-play producers and exporters of thermal coal in South Africa based on aggregate coal reserves and marketable coal production.

The Group owns interests in and produces its thermal coal predominantly from seven mining operations, namely Goedehoop, Greenside, Isibonelo, Khwezela, AAIC (operating the Zibulo colliery), Mafube Coal Mining (operating the Mafube colliery) and Butsanani Energy (owning the independently operated Rietvlei colliery) which consist of both underground and opencast mines located in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa.

Thungela’s operations are among the highest quality thermal coal mines in South Africa by calorific value.

Thungela also holds a 50% interest in Phola, which owns and operates the Phola Coal Processing Plant, and a 23% indirect interest in Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT). RBCT is one of the world’s leading coal export terminals, with an advanced 24-hour operation and a design capacity of 91 Mtpa.

Thungela is committed to operating in a sustainable way to ignite value for a shared future, to the benefit of the communities in which it operates, its employees, shareholders and society as a whole.


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