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Situated at the foot of the majestic Magaliesberg mountain range, Rustenburg is home to the two largest platinum mines in the world and the world’s largest platinum refinery.

The area went through a rough patch in 2016, when clashes between the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) reached new heights, but there has also been an increased focus on social development because of the mining activity in the area.

Rustenburg is one of only five South African cities to have a community foundation; the Greater Rustenburg Community Foundation seeks to ensure that regional development reaches all levels of society.

Sibanye Platinum is a new arm of Sibanye after it was purchased from Anglo American Platinum in 2016. Anglo American Platinum is still responsible for processing minerals from Sibanye Platinum.

Some of the major mines in this area (the employees of which will visit the expo) include Impala Platinum, Kroondal Chrome Mine, Wonderkop Chrome Smelter, Lannex Chrome Mine, Omnia Fertilisers, Bathopele Platinum Mine, Siphmelele Platinum Mine, Thembelani Platinum Mine, ACP Services, Base Metals Refinery, Waterval Smelter, Precious Metals Refinery and Royal Bafokeng Platinum.

All in all, despite its chequered past, Rustenburg is a town with a bright future and MTE hopes this expo is a fruitful experience for you.

Mine info Visitors Useful Links
Name of operation: Sibanye Platinum
Type of operation: Underground
Owner of operation: Sibanye-StillwaterName of operation: Impala Platinum mines
Type of operation: Underground
Owner of operation: Impala Platinum

Name of operation: Kroondal Chrome Mine
Type of operation: Underground
Owner of operation: Glencore

Name of operation: Wonderkop Chrome
Type of operation: Processing
Owner of operation: Merafe Resources

Name of operation: Lannex Mine
Type of operation: Processing
Owner of operation: Samancor/ Sylvania Platinum

Name of operation: Bakubung Platinum Mine
Type of operation: Underground
Owner of operation: Wesizwe Platinum

Name of operation: Pilanesberg Platinum Mine
Type of operation: Opencast
Owner of operation: Sedibelo Platinum Mines

  • Sibanye Platinum (Rustenburg Platinum mines)
  • Anglo American (concentrators, smelters, base metal and precious metals refineries)
  • Impala Platinum Mines
  • Impala Processing
  • Waterval Smelter
  • Kroondal Chrome Mine
  • Wonderkop Chrome
  • Lannex Mine
  • Omnia Fertilisers
  • ACP Services
  • Bakubung Platinum Mine
  • Pilanesberg Platinum Mine