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.
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 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.