Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
2 minute read
26 Oct 2021
6:15 am

Implats CEO denies racism allegations

Brian Sokutu

Says: 'All sourcing events are widely advertised to the mine communities and they are provided with a preferential scoring advantage in all sourcing events.'

Impala Platinum Mine, Rustenburg. Picture: Supplied

Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) procurement processes are subject to extensive governance processes and scrutiny by various committees, according to Implats Rustenburg CEO Mark Munroe. Responding to questions by The Citizen on charges by black owned companies in Luka village about Implats failing to empower and procure services from black-owned local firms, Munroe said the company had “a cross-section of professional and subject matter experts who dissect the award procurement orders”, with race not being an issue. “All sourcing events are widely advertised to the mine communities and they are provided with a preferential scoring advantage in all sourcing events....