In 2013 The Palabora Foundation assumed its status as an independent non-profit organisation, independent educational trust and a National Skills Fund accredited provider.
Prior to this, it was the corporate social investment arm of parent company Rio Tinto, whose shareholding in the Palabora Mining Company was sold to a consortium of South African and Chinese entities. The sale agreement was concluded in July 2013, and the company’s name changed from Palabora Mining Company to Palabora Copper (Pty) Limited.
Due to economic uctuations and uncertainty in the mining industry, the Palabora Foundation can never rest on its laurels. Firmly entrenched in the hearts and homes of the community, the Foundation continues to play an integral role in the health and prosperity of the community.