Case studies


Impala Bafokeng Trust continues to make a difference

Impala Bafokeng Trust continues to make a difference

Impala Bafokeng Trust (IBT), continues to touch the lives of individuals and communities in the Bojanala district. The Trust has opted for a developmental approach, seeking to help create an enabling environment for people to help themselves as opposed to the piecemeal handout approach of old.

Phytoremediation of the evaporation ponds at Impala’s refineries in Springs

Phytoremediation of the evaporation ponds at Impala’s refineries in Springs

The Implats Enhanced Evaporation Spray System (EESS) ponds, which are part of the refining operations in Springs are situated a short distance from the Blesbokspruit in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM), one of the most heavily industrialised areas in South Africa.

BEE housing vendors upgrade mining houses

In November 2007 Implats initiated a housing upgrade programme for houses on mine property in Rustenburg, as part of a drive to attract employees to live and work on the mines and in meeting its obligations in terms of its Social and Labour Plans.

Nurturing engineers and scientists of tomorrow

Nurturing engineers and scientists of tomorrow

The post-matric programme offered by the Ukuqonda Institute is a mathematics and science-based thirteenth school year. The purpose is to add to the pool of successful university graduates in engineering, scientific and related fields. It is currently based at Grenville High School in Rustenburg.

Smelter upgrade – addressing improved air quality concerns

In line with Implats' air quality management programme and its aims of reducing and limiting the quantity of airborne pollutants and emissions, Impala Platinum recently undertook an R850 million environmental upgrade and expansion of its smelting facilities near Rustenburg.

Scrap recycling at Impala Rustenburg

Scrap recycling at Impala Rustenburg

In August 2004, Chicane Refurbishment & Salvage Management Services (Pty) Limited (Chicane), a professional salvage company, was contracted to carry out the salvaging, reclamation, sorting and recycling of waste as well as the refurbishment of old equipment at Impala Rustenburg’s operations.

Implats Sustainable Development Report 2009