Mototolo/Der Brochen

Rustenburg Platinum Mines Ltd. (Anglo American)

Mined materials: Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Gold, Iridium, Nickel, Osumium, Palladium, Platinum,  Rhodium, Ruthenium, Silver

Audit timeline

Stage 1:  completed 5 July 2021

Stage 2:  completed 13 May 2022

Steelpoort, Limpopo, South Africa

Audit details

Assessment type: Initial Audit

Assessment scope:  The assessment will include operations and facilities at the Mototolo/Der Brochen mine, which is made up of two underground mining shafts (Lebowa and Borwa), as well as above-ground milling, concentrator, chrome recovery and waste facilities (closed and operating).  During the assessment the impacts and issues associated with all mining operations and the associated facilities will be reviewed, and each site will be visited.

Rustenburg Platinum Mines proposed in its assessment application form that the following chapters of the IRMA Standard are not relevant at the Mototolo/Der Brochen site (during Stage 1, ERM-CVS will assess the company’s rationale for why chapters are not relevant):

  • 2.2 – Free, Prior and Informed Consent
  • 2.4 – Resettlement
  • 3.4 – Mines in Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas
  • 3.6 – Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining
  • 4.7 – Cyanide Management
  • 4.8 – Mercury Management

Audit status: Stage 2 completed.

Certification body: ERM Certification and Verification Services. (website)

Stakeholder engagement:  To provide input or participate in audits, contact:

ERM Certification and Verification Services Limited
Postnet Suite 90, Private Bag X12,
Tokai, Cape Town, South Africa, 7966
Telephone: +27 11 798 4300
WhatsApp: +27 87 195 2993

Audit-related complaints

  • To file a complaint about the audit results (e.g., achievement level, scores, content of audit reports) contact ERM-CVS at
  • To file a complaint about auditors or Certification Bodies (e.g., performance, competencies, potential conflicts of interest, etc.): file a complaint with IRMA.

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