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IMPALA RUSTENBURG HANDS OVER THE LUKA SPORTS FACILITY



Image: Impala Rustenburg hands over the Luka Sports Facility to dignitaries and members of the community.
Impala Rustenburg hands over the Luka Sports Facility to dignitaries and members of the community.

Impala Rustenburg has successfully completed and handed over another second-generation social and labour plan (SLP) project — a sports facility in the Luka Village. During construction, the project created 174 employment opportunities and supported 31 small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs).


The Luka Sports Facility promotes sports development and provides a vibrant space to gather and engage in leisure activities for residents of Luka. With state-of-the-art amenities and recreational facilities that include a soccer field, an athletics track, swimming pool and kiosk, the facility caters to the needs of approximately 17 500 residents. Last year, the venue celebrated its first milestone after successfully hosting the final soccer and netball tournament of the annual Royal Bafokeng Sports Metshameko Programme.


Pictured from left to right: Kgosana Sam Diale, Royal Bafokeng Nation; MMC Nombulelo Xatasi, Rustenburg Local Municipality; Emile Smith, Acting MD of Royal Bafokeng Sports; Phumudzo Nethwadzi, DMRE Regional Manager; Moses Motlhageng, Chief Executive at Impala Rustenburg; Tina Malau, Head of Stakeholder Relations at Impala Rustenburg; Councillor Virginia Mputle, Rustenburg Local Municipality
Pictured from left to right: Kgosana Sam Diale, Royal Bafokeng Nation; MMC Nombulelo Xatasi, Rustenburg Local Municipality; Emile Smith, Acting MD of Royal Bafokeng Sports; Phumudzo Nethwadzi, DMRE Regional Manager; Moses Motlhageng, Chief Executive at Impala Rustenburg; Tina Malau, Head of Stakeholder Relations at Impala Rustenburg; Councillor Virginia Mputle, Rustenburg Local Municipality

Moses Motlhageng, Chief Executive of Impala Rustenburg, said: “Impala Rustenburg is proud to have successfully completed this project in collaboration with our local stakeholders. These essential facilities will help foster sporting activities, which cultivate essential life skills. We believe in the transformative power of sports, which offer not just physical activity but also opportunities for personal growth and development. By offering a safe space for recreation, we also hope to provide a place where the youth of the community can engage positively, channelling their energy constructively.”


The project, which was completed in July 2023, reflects Impala's dedication to fostering growth and prosperity within its mine communities. Impala’s investment has made a tangible difference in the lives of community members, by providing employment opportunities, nurturing local businesses and creating safer spaces for the youth.


Pictured from left to right: Karabo Rapoo, Impala Board Member; Phumudzo Nethwadzi, DMRE Regional Manager; Moses Motlhageng, Chief Executive at Impala Rustenburg; and Lesego Lebuso, Impala Board Member
Pictured from left to right: Karabo Rapoo, Impala Board Member; Phumudzo Nethwadzi, DMRE Regional Manager; Moses Motlhageng, Chief Executive at Impala Rustenburg; and Lesego Lebuso, Impala Board Member

Rustenburg Local Municipality's Executive Mayor, Sheila Mabale-Huma, expressed her appreciation for private-sector collaboration with the government, saying, “I extend my gratitude to Impala Rustenburg for its continued commitment to community development and for delivering this transformative project. By empowering the SMMEs involved, Impala has contributed to local economic growth and strengthened community resilience. We trust that the Luka residents will preserve these facilities and enjoy them for years to come.”


Impala Rustenburg remains steadfast in its mission to be a catalyst for driving positive change and leaving a legacy of progress and prosperity in the communities it serves. The completion of the SLP project underscores the Company's commitment to job creation, SMME development, and community and youth empowerment.


Image: Luka Primary School, Ramotse Primary School, Thethe Secondary School and Molotlegi Secondary School played exhibition matches to open the facilities
Luka Primary School, Ramotse Primary School, Thethe Secondary School and Molotlegi Secondary School played exhibition matches to open the facilities

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