MEDUPI LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE: FIRST ANNIVERSARY
The Medupi Leadership Initiative, established to provide employment opportunities for workers after completion of the Medupi power station project near Lephalale, has celebrated its first year of operation.
Murray & Roberts actively supports the Medupi Leadership Initiative (MLI) launched by Eskom as a partnership between Eskom and the Medupi contractors in 2013 to address the challenge of sustainable employment around the power station. During the past financial year, Murray & Roberts has undertaken leadership and financial responsibility for two programmes within the MLI, namely the Life Skills Training project and the Drylands Project. The collective expenditure for these two programmes
was R4,4 million during the year.
The collective expenditure for these two programmes was R4 400 000 during the year
1. LIFE SKILLS TRAINING
The Life Skills Training aims to empower Medupi employees as well as local community members with skills focused on financial literacy and managing change. Two programmes have been implemented since the inception of the MLI:
- • Financial Literacy
- • Drive Your Life
2. DRYLANDS PROJECT
The Drylands Project aims to provide jobs for employees and community members in projects that are focused on improving the natural environment, promoting sustainable land management and developing a bio-diverse rich, rural green economy. Job opportunities are classified into three primary work streams:
- • Working on Fire
- • Working for Ecosystems
- • Working for Wildlife