African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4138

Article in Press

Sustainability of CSR Projects Done by Mining Companies in Zimbabwe compared to South Africa

Melody Mandevere and Renee Horne

  •  Received: 09 September 2020
  •  Accepted: 08 October 2020
The purpose of the paper was to analyse the sustainability of CSR projects done by mining companies comparing Zimbabwe and South Africa. A qualitative research design was used and data was collected from 22 respondents from government representatives, mining representatives and community representatives. The results from the study show that in South Africa there is more stakeholder inclusion and ownership of the CSR projects compared to Zimbabwe. This is more attributed to the legislation in CSR that encourages stakeholder inclusion. The stakeholder inclusion and ownership leads to project sustainability initially and sustainability in the end.

Keywords: Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Stakeholders, Sustainable Development, Mining Companies