UkhoziFM School Uniform

The Annual ZAC UkhoziFM School Uniform programme was started in 2011 following a request to ZAC from Sipho Mbatha (DJ Sgqemeza of UkhoziFM) for funding to distribute the school uniforms as part of the UKhozi Cares Drive. 12 schools were identified in the vicinity of ZAC with 20 children per school being nominated.

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Sidlangaye Hydroponic Garden

Sidlangaye Hydroponic Garden Project is the project that began on 2011 by 10 members of the community under Matheni Traditional Authority. Members approached ZAC knowing exactly what they needed. They only asked for a garden then ZAC took them to Melmoth to show them what a hydroponic garden is. They were very interested in the hydroponic.

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Mini Chess Program

ZAC has an annual matric intervention programme which assists the four high schools in the communities surrounding ZAC. This programme has assisted with improvements in results but ZAC and the principals both felt there was more that could be done.

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Falethu Skills Centre Signs an MoU

The Falethu Skills Centre in the skills centre is located  Zungu Traditional Authority. ZAC was approached to create a skills training centre for the communities near the mine. Although the centre is located in the Zungu Traditional Authority area, it is open to all members of the four local communities.

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Masokaneni Block Making Project

Overcoming obstacles and setbacks and having the determination not to give up normally results in achievement of an objective. This has certainly been the case for the 12-member Masokaneni Block Making Co-operative in the Mandlakazi Traditional Authority Area. 

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Nzamangamandla Vegetable Garden

The proximity of the Black Umfolozi River is a strategic resource used to enhance economic opportunities for community members in Zululand Anthracite Colliery’s (ZAC) four host Traditional Councils in rural northern Zululand.

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Greening (Tree-preneur) Project

Fifty young learners involved as a ‘Tree-preneurs’  are involved in the highly successful Wildlands Conservation Trust Greening Project being coordinated in the area through a funding and partnership with Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC). 

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