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Annual report suite 2012

MEMBERSHIPS IN ASSOCIATIONS and external initiatives

Memberships in associations (such as industry associations) and/or national/international advocacy organisations in which the organisation has positions of governance, participates in projects or committees; provides substantive funding beyond routine membership; and views membership as strategic (4.13).

In addition to the entities mentioned above, AngloGold Ashanti is a member of the following bodies:

  • Chamber of Mines

    The Chamber of Mines of South Africa is a voluntary organisation, entrenched in the mining industry since 1887, and comprises mining finance companies and mines operating in the gold, coal, diamond, platinum, lead, iron ore, antimony and copper mining sectors. The organisation is the principal advocate of major policy positions endorsed by mining employers and conveys these to the South African national and provincial governments as well as to other policy-making entities both in South Africa and abroad.

  • Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA)

    Business Leadership South Africa is an independent association which comprises most of South Africa’s major business leaders as well as multi-national investors. The major objective of BLSA is to facilitate dialogue between business, government and other stakeholders to create an environment which is globally competitive and in which companies can prosper. The members of the organisation are also steadfast in their quest to address poverty, inequality and unemployment in South Africa.

  • Business Unity South Africa (BUSA)

    BUSA strives to be a cohesive organisation fully representative of the diversity of South African business and people. The objective of the organisation is to ensure that businesses in South Africa contribute to the economic growth, development and transformation in the country so as to create an environment where businesses of all sizes and in all sectors may prosper, expand and be competitive both locally and internationally.

  • National Business Initiative (NBI)

    The NBI is a voluntary organisation comprising leading national and multi-national companies who work together to promote sustainable growth and development. Sustainable business development has become increasingly important for businesses who wish to remain competitive in the future. The NBI helps companies to achieve this purpose through partnerships, practical programmes and policy engagement.