ARM in partnership with TEACH South Africa proudly support 2012 Nelson Mandela International Day at LEAP High School, Limbro Park

19 July 2012

African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) in partnership with TEACH South Africa is proud to announce our support for 2012 Nelson Mandela International Day.

We are demonstrating our commitment to the Mandela Day initiative by painting classrooms and hallways and doing general maintenance as well as gardening, together with learners from LEAP High School in Limbro Park. LEAP is a leading learning organisation created to give young South Africans the academic and life skills they need to become future leaders. What sets LEAP apart is its focus on the emotional and social development of young people and their communities, as well as academic achievement particularly in Math, Science and English. LEAP is a learning model that aims for excellence and so transforms disadvantaged young people’s lives and the communities where they live.

ARM and TEACH South Africa are donating all material and supplies and employees from both organisations have volunteered to spend the day doing their part to improve the facilities at LEAP. The learners will also be treated to healthy food packs and will participate in graffiti artwork lessons, and will end the days’ festivities with the sharing of a birthday cake in celebration of Mr Mandela’s 94th birthday.

TEACH South Africa is a business sector led initiative that seeks to rectify one of the major factors preventing South Africa from being able to sustainably meet the GDP growth requirements needed to alleviate the unemployment and poverty that is found in many of the country’s communities.

TEACH South Africa Ambassadors have been involved in Mandela Day activities through initiatives in schools and communities where they teach. The overarching objective of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good. In the true spirit of Mandela day, TEACH South Africa Ambassadors in partnership with the school community, engage in ongoing “legacy” projects at the schools where they are based. As part of these ongoing initiatives, TEACH South Africa will visit the LEAP school in Limbro Park with its partner African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) to engage in various activities at the school. One of the TEACH South Africa alumni is now based at the school as a permanent teacher.

ARM Senior Executive: Corporate Affairs Steve Mashalane said: ‘Employees from ARM and TEACH South Africa will be rolling up their sleeves today to demonstrate their commitment to create a better future and a conducive learning environment for the youth of this country. When we make our individual contributions on Nelson Mandela International Day, we will not only think about our beloved Madiba turning 94, or only give thanks that he is still with us, but we will demonstrate our understanding that to truly honour his legacy, we should all give back to our communities. Each one of us will keep this in our hearts and minds as we show him and the country that we are dedicated to the renewal of our societies.’

For more information please contact:

Corné Dippenaar
African Rainbow Minerals
Office: 011 779 1478
Cell: 083 380 6614

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About African Rainbow Minerals

African Rainbow Minerals Limited, ARM, is a leading South African diversified mining and minerals company, with world-class long-life, low unit cost assets. ARM owns ferrous and base metals, platinum, coal and copper operations and holds a strategic interest in the gold mining sector through its shareholding in Harmony. ARM’s business model centres on forging mutually beneficial partnerships with major players in the resource sector.

In 2010 ARM successfully completed its 2 X 2010 strategy to double production in its diversified portfolio of assets. This strategy culminated in the delivery of seven high quality, long-life, low unit cost mines. ARM continues to pursue an aggressive growth strategy with focus on its growth projects in iron ore, coal, nickel and copper. This aggressive growth strategy is combined with the continuing pursuit of operational efficiencies and growth through quality partnerships and acquisitions.