Mining technology developer Maptek has donated a mobile library to Seatile Primary School in Westonaria, South Africa as part of a social enterprise initiative.
More than 1000 children attend this government run primary school where budgets for teacher salaries, equipment and utilities are tight.
Maptek partnered with Qualibooks, which provides school supplies throughout the country, to equip the wagon with 400 books. The resources will be used by students at all year levels.
Bekkersdal sits in the heart of the gold mining industry near Johannesburg. Being able to positively affect the future of children and families here is one way that Maptek can contribute to the local mining community, said Duncan Lee, General Manager Africa and Europe at the official handover in August.
The contribution to Seatile school helped Maptek to gain its recent level 4 rating for BEE (Black Economic Empowerment).
This government initiative recognises companies based on their social responsibility to community groups and disadvantaged businesses, as well as employment equity.
Maptek is a leading provider of innovative software, hardware and services for the global mining industry. Maptek products are in use at more than 1700 sites in more than 65 countries. Maptek Vulcan is one of the world’s longest standing 3D mine planning and modelling packages. Maptek I-Site is an integrated hardware and software system for 3D laser scanning, surveying and imaging. Maptek PerfectDig is an augmented reality system used to evaluate and support design conformance. Maptek BlastLogic features intelligent 3D drillhole validation and load design software, and Maptek Eureka provides an interactive 3D environment for visualising and interpreting geophysical and seismic data.