Impala Rustenburg’s commitment to developing youth within its mine-communities prompted a recent matric motivation initiative. Senior managers from Impala visited 12 mine-community high schools to hand out study care packages to more than 1 700 matric learners. Each pack contained a pencil bag set, a scientific calculator and a lantern to help matrics study during load shedding.
Impala Rustenburg’s CE, Mark Munroe said, “We are committed to supporting the development of our local communities and we believe education drives growth and progress. By providing matric learners with additional support and resources, we hope to empower them to stay focused, continue to work hard and ultimately reach their full potential. We wish all matrics the best of luck as they continue in their final year.”
Mr Mathothe Emman Tjale, Principal of Matsukubyane Secondary School said, “We thank Impala Rustenburg for continuously supporting the schools in our communities. The study care packs the learners received will help them prepare for their exams, even under difficult circumstances.”
Impala Rustenburg's matric motivation initiative, which was timed to coincide with the beginning of the second term, underscores the Company's commitment to working with its stakeholders to create a better future for Rustenburg by investing in the youth. Some of Impala’s many other school support initiatives include a comprehensive bursary programme, an annual Career Expo, a Winter School, mentorship programmes for teachers, and matric learning support.