De Beers Scores with Local Football Squads

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De Beers Scores with Local Football Squads

Bright new soccer kits have been handed over to local football associations by De Beers’ Venetia mine in South Africa.
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The company handed over kits to 32 teams in Blouberg and Musina in the Limpopo Province, as part of the De Beers Community Fair in February.

To celebrate, a friendly match was played by a team from each area, with Lebash Football Club from Blouberg running out 5-4 winners after a penalty shoot-out.

Josephine Pieters, Corporate Affairs Manager for De Beers Consolidated Mines, said: “Sports development is an important element of engaging and developing our youth. It therefore gives us great pleasure to provide our young people with soccer kits and equipment.”

The company held three community fairs – in Musina, Eldorado and Alldays – attended by about 2,000 people. Read more here.

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De Beers is a member of the Anglo American plc group. Established in 1888, De Beers is the world’s leading diamond company with expertise in the exploration, mining and marketing of diamonds. Together with its joint venture partners, De Beers employs more than 20,000 people across the diamond pipeline and is the world’s largest diamond producer by value, with mining operations in Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa. As part of the company’s operating philosophy, the people of De Beers are committed to ‘Building Forever’ by making a lasting contribution to the communities in which they live and work, and transforming natural resources into shared national wealth. For further information about De Beers, visit www.debeersgroup.com.

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Keywords: Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives | Community Development | De Beers Group | Exercise & Activity | Health & Healthcare | Skills Development | Wellness

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