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PMG Mining celebrated with Sol Plaatje University their ‘Decade of Excellence.’ The university turned 10 years old and hosted guests at a lavish event, marking the milestone in Kimberley. The university was the first post-1994 institution that opened its doors to foster education.

The mine collaborated with the university to foster relationship building, create access, and empower the youth in the country, with a special focus on the youth in the Northern Cape and local sending areas where we are mining. We were the leading partner for the university’s extravagant event to raise funds for scholarships, infrastructure, social impact projects, and human capital support.


PMG Mine, positioned as a conduit fostering positive diplomatic ties between South Africa and China, underscores our commitment to cultivate and sustain robust relations between the two nations. But not only that, we firmly believe that education is a powerful tool to combat poverty and hunger. and that it further empowers long-lasting development and secures opportunities.


Mine Manager Willie Oosthuizen delivered a message of support at the prestigious event. In his opening remarks, Oosthuizen congratulated the university on reaching this milestone and educating the youth for just over a decade. He applauded the university for being the first on the African continent to offer data science. He further hailed students who are relentless in their pursuit of education and breaking glass ceilings for a better future for themselves and their loved ones. “And there should be constant preaching and encouragement to other young people out there to grab the opportunity of education and ensure that we somehow alleviate the scourge of unemployment,” Oosthuizen said.

He stated that education will mean nothing if job opportunities are not created for those who work tirelessly to educate themselves, saying companies need to be on board and afford youngsters the opportunity to upskill themselves.

Sol Plaatje University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Crouch, pinned his focus on the strides that the university achieved. He said the establishment of a new university in the new dispensation marked an important moment for South Africa and how it acknowledged and responded to the social damage of apartheid.


Senior management, the PMG workforce, the Department of Minerals, Resources, and Energy, and representatives of the Department of Water and Sanitation also attended the elegant event.

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