“How I wish we could create more companies whose philosophy is like that of Mineworkers Investment Company (MIC) ... if we tended to have companies that operate and follow [these] principles ... how much of a difference and an impact we could actually make in the lives of ordinary people.”

These sentiments were eloquently expressed way back in 2008 by then-South Africa deputy president Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Her remarks were meant to encourage companies to adopt the philosophy exemplified by MIC. Today we can reflect on her words and assess whether the MIC has lived up to her lofty expectations...

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