Human Resources

Tharisa's employees are the heart of its business and operations. Employees are vital to the Group's success and crucial to its future. Aligning individual growth to corporate growth fosters a positive environment in which all individuals seek to be part of the Group's success.


To ensure that Tharisa Minerals has the right people in the right roles doing the right work, employees are efficient, effective, engaged and attuned to the culture and values of the organisation. Various workshops have been held with the senior and middle management to discuss Tharisa's strategy. These meaningful engagements resulted in the formulation of departmental goals to assist the company in attaining planned volumes, and to increase recoveries of PGMs and chrome to 85% by 2020.

Subsequent to the announcement that Tharisa Minerals was to implement its vision of becoming an owner miner, the historic BMI and MCC employees situated at the Tharisa Mine were transferred to Tharisa Minerals' business as from 1 May 2017 and 1 October 2017, respectively. Post the transfer of employees, AMCU was recognised as the majority trade union in November 2017. Tharisa Minerals and AMCU have concluded a two-year wage agreement, post the financial year end.

Human Resources Development ('HRD')

In line with its vision to train and develop a world-class workforce, the Tharisa Minerals' Human Resources Development ('HRD') department has been accredited to provide industry and nationally recognised training by the Mine Qualification Authority ('MQA'), as well as ISO 9001:2015 certification. The training centre facilities have been upgraded to computer-based training ('CBT'). Employees' history of learning and competency status is monitored and evaluated on a constant basis.

Built on the previous years' successes, the SLP component of adult education and training ('AET') has grown from 64 learners to 82. Community members' stipends of ZAR5 000 are paid to learners who pass two mandatory learning areas for each level in line with the MQA guidelines.

The majority of the Tharisa Minerals' employees have approved individual development plans. Tharisa Minerals' culture, processes and procedures are maintained through structured interventions like the A - B - C of mining, mineral processing programmes and soft skill programmes such as "Care and Growth". Standard operating procedures ('SOPs') are conducted by CBT.

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