Client: Impala Platinum Limited

Impala: Proposed Expansion of the Parking Area at the Shaft 16 Complex, Impala Platinum Mine, Rustenburg Operation

May 04, 2022

Impala Platinum Limited (Impala), a member of the Implats group of companies, operates a platinum group metals (PGM) mining and processing operation located approximately 16 km north-north-west of the town of Rustenburg, in the Rustenburg Local Municipality (RLM) and the Bojanala Platinum District Municipality (BPDM), North West province.

Impala’s Shaft 16 Complex is located on the farm Reinkoyalskraal 278 JQ and comprises of a vertical hoisting shaft, an upcast ventilation shaft, waste rock dump (WRD), run of mine and stockpile areas, and various ancillary support services, including an office complex, stores and parking area. As part of its on-going mine planning, Impala is proposing to expand the existing parking area with additional covered parking bays (proposed project).


Name: Rizqah Baker
Telephone: 011 467 0945


Notice is hereby given that on 3 May 2022, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) granted and issued an Environmental Authorisation (EA) (dated 22 April 2022) to Impala Platinum Limited for the Proposed Expansion of the Parking Area at the Shaft 16 Complex, Impala Platinum Mine, Rustenburg Operation. The EA was issued in terms of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations, 2014 (as amended), promulgated under the National Environmental Management Act, No. 107 of 1998 (NEMA).

A copy of the EA notification letter and the EA, including reasons for the decision, is enclosed in the letter available for download below.

Your attention is drawn to your right to lodge a formal appeal against the decision in terms of the National Appeal Regulations, 2014 (as amended). An appellant must, within 20 calendar days from the date that the notification of the decision was sent to Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) (i.e. 20 days from 4 May 2022), submit an appeal. For more details on the formal appeal process, please see the EA notification letter.