A record 7 million tonnes of ore (FY2016: 6.6 million tonnes) were mined during the year. Bimha Mine redevelopment remains on course to reach design production in April 2018. The development of Mupani Mine (replacement mine for Rukodzi and Ngwarati mines which will be depleted in FY2022 and FY2025 respectively) was approved by the board and commenced during the year and is progressing according to plan in terms of both time and cost. Ore milled increased by 4% to a record 6.7 million tonnes (FY2016: 6.4 million tonnes). Platinum production for the year at 281 069 ounces decreased by 3% from the 290 410 ounces reported in FY2016. The FY2016 metal production included metal realised from the sale of concentrate stockpiled during the furnace shutdown in FY2015.
Through behaviour based initiatives and adoption of proven technology, we are reducing the exposure of employees to a hazardous work environment.
Great effort is put into resource conservation, waste management, recycling and improving water and energy efficiencies.
We are committed to achieving zero harm, improving the livelihoods and health of our communities, our workforce and their dependents.