Kumba Iron Ore, a business unit of Anglo American, aims at developing the youth of the community through sports and recreation and supports sports facilities that drive this initiative. The Kolomela Mine further prides itself on continuously encouraging sport – not only in the interest of the well-being of the employees, but also because it unifies communities and people. The importance of sport as recreation for the youth in the community was lauded by the mine through a press statement. Sport was also praised for nurturing healthy community members.Yvonne Mfolo, the media relations officer of Anglo American, also highlighted that sport prevents members of the community from becoming victims of social ills such as drug and alcohol abuse. The mining company donated sporting kits to two rugby clubs in the community, the Young Stars Club and the Steinkopf United Rugby Club.Young Stars are currently ranked as the leaders in the Namaqualand Rugby Union League and have delivered champions such as Junior Springbok Juarno Augustus, who was named the World Rugby u.20 Championship player of the tournament. The Steinkopf United Rugby Club is ranked fourth in the Namaqualand Rugby Union League and is making headlines in women’s rugby. Maxine Engelbrecht, who matriculated from the Steinkopf High School, was part of the South African u.19 team that toured England in August. The clubs received tackle bags, rugby balls, agility hurdles, speed ladders and cones from the mine. Kolomela also donated T-shirts, backpacks, water bottles and water bottle carriers.