Both the winning entries from IAP2SA’s 2014 Awards received acclaim at the International IAP2 Core Values Awards in Sydney on 22 October. SA Project of the Year winner, “Alchemy”, took centre stage by winning Project of the Year at global level.
Anglo American Platinum, SRK Consulting, TTM Consulting and Yamedupi Solutions were selected for the IAP2 Federation International Project of the Year for their entry, “Alchemy: Sustainable Community Futures Beyond Mining Through Mining – Engagement leading to the Establishment of Community Development Trusts”.
Executive Head: Corporate Affairs at Anglo American Platinum, Seara Macheli-Mkhabela said, “Earlier this year we were pleased to receive the IAP2 Core Values Project of the Year Award for Excellence in Public Participation in Southern Africa. We noted that our Alchemy initiative is closely aligned with the core values of IAP2 that describe ongoing, honest and purposeful engagement with communities and stakeholders, informing both project design and the establishment of local community development structures. Against this background we are humbled and greatly encouraged to be the recipient of the International IAP2 Core Values Project of the Year Award”.
Said Ms Nomi Muthialu, IAP2 Federation Presiding Member and member of the board of IAP2SA, “IAP2’s seven Core Values go to the very heart of our association and guide how we think about and practice authentic public participation. The laureates of the 2014 awards represent best practice in our field, and serve as model of excellence for others to emulate.”
Finalists for the “best of the best” international award were gathered from entries submitted by national affiliates in Australasia, Canada, Southern Africa and the United States.
Princess Vlei Forum (Cape Town), which won the “Organisation of the Year” category locally, received Highly Commended recognition for Outstanding Achievement in the Developing World for their entry entitled, “Imagine Princess Vlei”.
The City of Melbourne was selected for the IAP2 Organization of the Year for their entry, “The Way We Do Business”.
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Anglo American Platinum Limited is a member of the Anglo American plc Group and is the world’s leading primary producer of platinum group metals. It is listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange. Its operations are in South Africa. Elsewhere the Group owns Unki Platinum Mine in Zimbabwe. Anglo American Platinum has joint ventures with several consortia as part of its commitment to the transformation of the South African mining industry. It is committed to the highest standards of safety and continues to make a sustainable difference in the development of communities around its operations.
SRK Consulting is a leader in natural resource and development solutions, providing independent technical advice and services through over 50 offices worldwide. SRK has a presence in Angola, and practices in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. The global group employs more than 1,500 staff in a range of engineering, scientific, environmental and social disciplines. A team of environmental, social, development and engagement professionals based in Johannesburg South Africa provides integrated services to the mining and industrial sectors among others.
Transformation, Training and Management Consulting (TTM Consulting) is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. It offers customised transformation and change, organisation development and community development solutions that help organisations and communities to thrive to the best of their capability in order to grow and to be sustainable. The founder and Managing Director of TTM is Ms Tshidi Tlale-Malao. The team comprises seven full-time employees and three specialist associates. TTM draws on a network of experienced and diverse consultants, facilitators and coaches.
Yamedupi Solutions was established by Mrs Badanile Modupi and Mr Herbert Modupi. It is based in Benoni, South Africa. The company specializes in the provision of stakeholder engagement services. It also designs and produces documentaries on selected strategic and developmental projects. Yamedupi Solutions works in the mining industry, largely in South Africa. Services have also been provided in other African countries such as Ghana and Namibia. The company has also provided professional services to government departments and has worked in the oil and gas industry.
The Princess Vlei Forum is a nonprofit, non-partisan organisation, comprising individuals and organisations formed to protect a natural park and wetland system in Grassy Park, Cape Town. It was officially constituted on October 31, 2012, but has grown out of a ten year struggle to protect the Princess Vlei, the gateway to a local wetland system, from commercial development.