Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
2 minute read
5 Nov 2021
5:30 am

Implats being probed for alleged violations of Mining Charter

Brian Sokutu

The multi-billion-rand worth Implats has been been extracting billions in platinum, while the villagers who own the land live in poverty.

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A recent in-depth five part series reporting by The Citizen has led to the Bafokeng North-A Economic Forum (Banaef) appointing an independent firm, Executive Outcomes, to conduct a forensic audit into allegations that Impala Platinum Holdings (Implats) operations in the platinum-rich North West village of Luka, has failed to adhere to the principles of the Mining Charter. Banaef – an umbrella body representing 72 local black-owned member companies in the platinum-rich Luka – said it was pleased to appoint the reputable Executive Outcomes to conduct the probe at Implats into lack of transformation and unwillingness by management to implement principles...