Equipping our communities

The Mokhotlong district, near Letšeng, experiences heavy snowfall in winter, which sometimes traps residents and tourists in the area. A need therefore existed to establish a formal community-driven body to undertake search and rescue functions in Mokhotlong. During 2013, a team of five people comprising representatives from government, the local community and the Letšeng mine attended a 14-day training course in Scotland.

During 2014, the team functioned from Letšeng and also assisted with the training of employees on the mine, as well as other community members. In addition, during 2014, the mine sponsored the training of local Basotho herders in outdoor survival skills to equip them to handle the harsh conditions in the event that they become trapped in adverse weather.

Severe weather conditions at Letšeng