At Pilanesberg Platinum Mines (PPM), we strive to maintain a safe, productive an equitable workplace while making a positive socio-economic contribution to the communities in which we operate. In addition to improving performance in occupational health and safety, we seek to promote the training and development of our employees and foster a culture of equal opportunity. We focus on reducing our environmental footprint by reducing waste and emissions, as well as water and energy consumption per unit of production.

Our People

Approximately 61% of our direct and indirect workforce is sourced from the local community.

Recognising that our ability to leverage sustainable growth opportunities requires a trained, skilled workforce, we have invested in upskilling our employee by providing:

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We believe transformation is a strategic, business and moral imperative and that Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) is a fundamental prerequisite for South Africa’s long-term socio-economic development and sustainability.

79%
The number of Historically Disadvantaged South Africans in our workforce

Community ownership

The Bakgatla Ba-Kgafela (BBK) community, the original holders of the mineral rights of PPM’s areas of interest on the Western Limb of the BC, comprises 350,000 individuals residing in 32 villages in the Pilanesberg region. Two democratically-elected representative members of this community are SPM directors.

Our communities

Our operations are situated in the Moses Kotane municipality of the Bojala district in the North West province. There are 32 villages within the 160,000 ha owned by PPM, nine of which are regarded as ‘doorstep’ villages.

Our vision is to promote people-centred, needs-driven development of the communities in which our operations are situated. We work with these communities to strategise and implement projects aimed at achieving our vision. We also conduct annual surveys on the living conditions and standards of our employees which helps to prioritise projects.

Between 2014 to 2019, PPMs’ community investment totalled R 142 million, of which 56% was directed to infrastructure projects.

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The various projects are set out below.
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Infrastructure projects
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Food Security Projects
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Sustainable economic upliftment
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Local procurement
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Training and development

Infrastructure projects

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Constructed a 4km internal road in Legkraal and a 1,2km internal road in Motlhabe

Local SMMEs were subcontracted for building and installation of curbs and laying of paving bricks.
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Initiated a bulk water supply

to provide portable water to Legkraal, Bofule and Motlhabe villages and to the 28 relocated farmsteads – relocated from Wilgespruit to enable PPM access to East pit – on Wachteenbetjeslaagte farm.
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Constructed a clinic

at Legkraal village and a creche at Ramoga village.

Food Security Projects

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Supported farmers

on Cyferkuil, Ramoshibitswana, Magazynskraal, Kruidfontein, Legkraal, Bofule, Ramasedi and Mononono farms by dredging of 12 earthen dams for harvesting rainwater. It is estimated that 300 farmers are benefitting as the area is characterised by unreliable rainfall and low potential underground water resources.
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Constructed twenty hydroponic tunnels

with automated irrigation and fertigation on Witkleifontein 136 JP which are in full production. Vegetables (tomatoes, spinach, anions and cabbage) produced from the farm are sold to local consumers within the BBK villages. The business structure of the hydroponic garden is made up of seven cooperatives with 49 beneficiaries.
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Established a farmers’ support centre

on Wachteenbetjeslaagte farm which serves as an extension service centre for 28 relocated farmsteads. Other farmers on Cyferkuil, Wildebeeskuil and Magazynskraal farms also benefit from having access to the extension services provided by the centre.

Sustainable economic
upliftment

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Promoting local entrepreneurship

through coaching, mentorships and sponsorship.
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Aggregate and brick-making business.

The aggregate project has been operational since 2012 to date, the project is currently managed by community members through a cooperative structure. PPM’s involvement in the project after the hand over is the provision of raw materials to the project at no cost to the community members. The provision of water and electricity.
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Two businesses operated as

separate local community cooperatives.

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Supply mostly individuals and other SMMEs in the

local communities.

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Cooperatives were established

since 2012, starting with the aggregate crusher supply cooperative. Brickmaking cooperative started around 2014.

Local procurement

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We support local business

Local business support

Training and development

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A total of

R83 million invested in training and development from 2014 to 2019


Adult Education and Training (AET)

Internal and external bursaries, learnerships and internships

Community projects

Mining with communities, creating a legacy

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