Khoemacau Copper Mining ensures compliance to the requirements of the applicable regulations of Botswana including, but not limited to, The Environmental Impact Assessment Act of 2011, The Mines and Mineral Act, Waste Management Act and The Mines Quarries works and Machinery Act. Khoemacau also complies with the requirements of the IFC (guidelines) and Equator Principles, which were recently tested with the attainment of way leaves for the development of surface infrastructure.
Khoemacau has completed the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) process for Zone 5 and the Banana Zone.For Boseto, all environmental authorizations were obtained during the previous ownership (Discovery Metals Limited).
Our Environmental Management Plans are monitored continuously by our onsite team and bi-annually by an independent consultant.Key to the independent consultant’s review is the assurance that the company is complying with the recommendations of the ESIA.Similar commitment and resources are focused on the achievement of our Social Management Plans, that align with the Community Engagement Strategy.
Key to our social licence to operate is ongoing engagement with the Kgosi and the community members of Maun, Komana, Toteng, Sehithwa, Bodibeng, Bothathogo, Somelo and Legothwane as well as with local government authorities. Recent engagement has focused on providing project updates.Any concerns raised during these sessions are addressed immediately, except for those that require further consultation and investigation. Employment and business opportunities for the local population are the main agenda items.The company is committed to source skills and services from the local communities where available.
Working in partnership with the communities is pivotal to
sustainability.Currently, the Ngamiland and District Health Management
have partnered with the Khoemacau health
teams to effectively manage health issues in the region, providing
wellness and educational programmes to both employees and neighbouring
communities. Moreover, Khoemacau nurses are
frequently called to aid at road traffic Incidents involving community
members. The company continues to seek partnership opportunities.