Community Alerts/Olebogeng Motene/Rustenburg/02/08/18
ENCA Facebook page kills hope of most people as it reports that Impala will cut 13 000 jobs in the next two years to restructure its business to manage costs.
In my home village we have seen most young community members who were employed by Impala resigning from their jobs especially since the beginning of this year and they not willing to share as to why they decided to resign without plan B. I personally know 3 former Impala employees who just downed tools, and one is currently job seeking at Royal Bafokeng Platinum mine.
However, the sad reality about unemployment is that even when people read up on this companies plans they remain hopeful that they can still be fortunate enough to get a job if they continue to apply for employment posts by submitting CV’s. One can conclude that this is going to be a disaster to the Rustenburg economy as we seen in 2012 with the Marikana unrest, this because the Rustenburg economy is mostly dependent on mining regardless that our minerals are depleting. Olebogeng Motene