Approval of the annual financial statements
The directors are responsible for the fair presentation to shareholders of the affairs of the company and of the group as at the end of the financial year, and of the results for the period, as set out in the annual financial statements. The directors are responsible for the overall co-ordination of the preparation and presentation, and approval of the financial statements. Responsibility for the initial preparation of these statements has been delegated to the officers of the company and the group.
The auditors are responsible for auditing and reporting on the financial statements in the course of executing their statutory duties. The financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, conform with applicable accounting standards and are presented applying consistent accounting policies, unless otherwise stated, supported by reasonable and prudent judgements and estimates. To discharge this responsibility, the group maintains accounting and administrative control systems designed to provide reasonable assurance that assets are safeguarded and that transactions are executed and recorded in accordance with generally accepted business practices and procedures. The accounting policies of the group are set out in note 1 to the group financial statements.
Certificate by group secretary
I, the undersigned, in my capacity as Group Secretary, do hereby confirm that for the financial year ended 30 June 2005 Implats has lodged with the Registrar of Companies all such returns as are required of a public company in terms of the Company Act 61 of 1973, as amended, and that all such returns are true, correct and up to date.
Report of the independent auditors
To the members of Impala Platinum Holdings Limited
We have audited the annual financial statements and group annual financial statements of Impala Platinum Holdings Limited as set out in the annual financial statements and directors' report for the year ended 30 June 2005. These financial statements are the responsibility of the directors of the company. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements, based on our audit.
We conducted our audit in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards in South Africa and in accordance with International Auditing Standards issued by the International Federation of Accountants. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance that the financial statements are free of material misstatements. An audit includes:
We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.
In our opinion, the financial statements fairly present, in all material respects, the financial position of the group and of the company at 30 June 2005 and the results of their operations and cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with South African Statements of Generally Accepted Accounting Practice, International Financial Reporting Standards and in the manner required by the South African Companies Act.
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Annual Report 2005