Anglo American’s Kumba Iron Ore is one of the world’s leading providers of seaborne iron ore. However, Kumba is much more than just another mining company.
What separates Kumba Iron Ore is the way in which it touches lives wherever it operates. The communities around its mines own a significant stake in the company – recently valued at about $520 million – and share in the wealth it creates through twice yearly dividend payments. This is used for community development projects such as clinics, schools, and infrastructure development, ensuring that the benefits from these mines would still be there for future generations.
There is no doubt that Kumba believes in making a difference and this is true in the extreme sports arena and, particularly, in skateboarding. In their partnership with the Northern Cape Government, Kumba has spent the last four years building a legacy for communities in the province, helping to turn the province into a world class extreme sport destination. Whether it’s the Skateboarding for Hope initiative, which has reached more than 6000 youths thru 45 skateboarding activations over the last three years (with more still happening every month), donating much-needed skateboards to South African children, or headlining the province’s premier sporting event, the Kimberley Diamond Cup–Kumba Iron Ore believes in investing in the communities it serves.