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Empowering indigenous businesses in Australia

AngloGold Ashanti Australia has contributed to Aboriginal empowerment in the Australian resources sector by partnering with Carey Mining.

Obuasi mine launches ten-year socio-economic development plan

Obuasi mine launched a ten-year socio-economic development plan (SEDP) which encapsulates a clear strategy to ensure Obuasi and its host communities reap sustained benefits.

Geita builds essential high schools in Tanzania
Geita builds essential high schools in Tanzania

In the second half of 2021, Bugando and Kamena Secondary Schools, the first government high schools in Tanzania’s Geita District, admitted their first cohort of form five students for the 2021/2022 academic year.

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Transformation fund supports businesses in Colombia

At AngloGold Ashanti’s Quebradona project in Colombia, Comfenalco Antioquia and the Pro Jericó Foundation came together at the end of 2020 to offer soft loans to entrepreneurs and small business owners. The project is called the Productive Transformation Fund and is designed to support the launch and growth of small businesses.

COVID-19 education campaign

Throughout 2020, AngloGold Ashanti rolled out COVID-19 awareness campaigns across its operations. In partnership with a communications agency, we developed a collection of social-media friendly material in an easily accessible format that was distributed at our operations and in communities and schools.

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Covid-19 response: Supporting employees and communities in Brazil

Making sure work environments were safe for employees in the face of COVID-19, was just one aspect of AngloGold Ashanti’s response to the pandemic. This video outlines the humanitarian support provided to hospitals and social partners in an effort to fight COVID-19.

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Our enduring legacy in South Africa

In October 2020, our South African operations transitioned to a new future with Harmony Gold. Founded in 1998, with roots reaching back to the development of South Africa’s goldfields, AngloGold Ashanti’s operations have contributed significantly to South Africa’s socio-economic development and its people over the past two decades.

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The Market Garden Project in Siguiri empowers local women

In 2013, Siguiri mine conducted a socio-economic baseline study on Block 1 of its concession. Findings revealed that the host communities have large tracts of wetland conducive for agriculture. However, these agricultural lands were used only in a marginal way by a tiny proportion of the population due to the high prevalence of artisanal mining.

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Aqua culture project in Iduapriem to boost local fish farming industry

At AngloGold Ashanti, it is our aim to contribute to resilient, self-sustaining communities. One of the ways in which we do so at our Iduapriem mine is by developing the local fish farming industry as an alternative and sustainable source of livelihood for communities.

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