MAAKUBU – The days of Maakubu Village’s residents travelling long distances to have documents scanned, copied or emailed are a thing of the past. The villagers were provided with a Copy and Data Centre by Moruleng Mining last Thursday.
Speaking to community members gathered at Roka Malepe Tribal Hall, the CEO of Moruleng, Emmanuel Makgoga, said they aimed to improve the lives of the people in the mining area.
“We just started mining at Annesley Andalusite Mine (Penge Mine) about four months ago and we saw it suitable to change the lives of the locals for the better. We were saddened to see the youth travel more than 40 kilometres just to access the Internet,” Makgoga said.
He highlighted that the centre will improve the overall pass rate in Maakubu.
“Learners will access the Internet and do their school assignments with ease at no cost,” he added.
According to Makgoga, his company vows to uplift communities by empowering them with access to technology. He reiterated that other villages surrounding the mine will also be equipped with copy and data centres.
The centre offers printing, copying, Internet services and also has telephone access.
Moruleng Mining also plans to implement other services such as computer training, bookkeeping and accounting, as well as business plans and company profiles.
Spokesman for the Roka Malepe Tribal Council, Charles Malepe, thanked the company on behalf of Chief Kgoshigadi Kgetja Malepe.
“We are grateful for the gifts handed to us. It will definitely improve the standard of education and life in general in our village.”