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The Dingleton Resettlement Project reached a significant milestone this week with the official handing over of the Siyathemba police station.

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THE DINGLETON Resettlement Project reached a significant milestone this week with the official handing over of the Siyathemba police station.

The occasion signified the culmination of years of hard work, collaboration, and unwavering commitment to the well-being of the community, Kumba Iron Ore said in a statement.

Since the inception of the resettlement project in 2012, Kumba Iron Ore, the community of Dingleton, the Northern Cape provincial government and the Gamagara Local Municipality have been dedicated to ensuring the success of this endeavour.

“We are honoured to mark the official handover of the Siyathemba police station,” Pranill Ramchander, executive head of corporate affairs at Kumba Iron Ore, said.

“This event represents a significant milestone in the journey of the Dingleton Resettlement Project, and it is a testament to the power of collaboration and collective action that brought us to this point.“

“The police station stands as a beacon of unity and progress, thanks to partnerships like these,” Bernice Swarts, the Deputy Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure said.

“Today, as we celebrate the handover of the Siyathemba police station, let us recognise Kumba Iron Ore’s noble contribution. Just as iron is forged into strength, their commitment to community safety is a testament to their dedication.”

The police station is not just a physical structure but a symbol of security and safety for the community it serves. With its increased size and modern amenities, the station is poised to safeguard the well-being of all residents and stakeholders, the statement said

“This milestone follows the recent handover of 10 out of the 142 RDP houses in March, demonstrating Kumba Iron Ore’s commitment to ensuring safe and secure homes for former Dingleton residents,” Ramchander added.

“As a responsible company, Kumba will continue collaborating with relevant stakeholders including the Siyathemba Leadership to ensure we fulfil and support the development of the Siyathemba community.“

The company recognised the commitment of various stakeholders, including the provincial SAPS, the Gamagara Local Municipality, the Northern Cape provincial government, the DMRE and the Department of Public Works.

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