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  • Posted: Jun 11, 2024
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    South32 is a globally diversified metals and mining company with a high quality, well maintained portfolio and highly talented people with strong commercial, technical, industry and in-country experience. We are committed to making a difference from the ground up. We do this by developing high quality natural resources in a way that improves people’...
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    Principal Communications - Richards Bay

    Other key responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to:

    • Strategic development of Hillside Aluminium Communications Plan (internal and external) in line with the business plan, and stakeholder and community plans;
    • Execute all local media engagements and communications in accordance with the Hillside Aluminium Communications Plan and South32 corporate requirements;
    • Ensure all communications content and materials are delivered in line with company procedures and protocols and adhere to the External Affairs Standard and associated guidelines;
    • Lead site-based crisis communications response and participate in Incident Management Teams when required;
    • Manage communications to a broad range of stakeholders, including local communities and government to support continued operation and manage reputational risks;
    • Input to South32-wide communication channels including website, social media platforms, intranet and annual report;
    • Ensure compliance to South32 Brand strategy.


    You will have experience and demonstrate capability in the following:

    • Must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in a Senior Communications role;
    • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential and Zulu is an added advantage;
    • Experience in managing end-to-end communications program;
    • Experience in the manufacturing and /or mining sector is essential.

    Qualifications for this role are:

    • Serious contenders will have a Degree/BTech/National Diploma in Communications/ Public Relations/ Business or related discipline

    Method of Application

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