One of the ways in which Randgold ploughs back to Africa is through the “Safari Kwa Afrika Bora”, a Swahili phrase which in English translates to “Journey for a “Better Africa”. It is a charity ride of more than 8 000km, which involves crossing the continent from the east coast of Kenya to the west coast of the DRC through dense equatorial jungle.
The “Safari Kwa Afrika Bora” initiative is aimed to raise US3 million for the independent charitable foundation, Nos Vies en Partage which Randgold established in 2014.
The foundation planned to donate this to programmes which supported neglected children and abused women across Africa, with this year’s focus being the widows and orphans of past conflicts and the rehabilitation of child soldiers.
Randgold’s most prized asset is Kibali project, which is ranked as one of the largest gold mining projects in the world, with a resource base of 20 million ounces of gold and reserves of 11 million ounces.