RBPlat is committed to empowering local communities and achieving compliance with the Mining Charter based on sound economic principles. Given the changes in the markets, legislation and supplier constraints in South Africa, our Supply Chain Management has a responsibility to establish and develop suppliers to enhance their competitiveness.
RBPlat, in conjunction with the Royal Bofokeng Enterprise Development Department (RBED), provides a platform to effectively engage with local SMMEs, develop their capacity and integrate them into RBPlat's supply chain through business linkages. We also provide a development programme that forges competitive, sustainable, win-win business partnerships between RBPlat and local SMMEs.
We have appointed a black empowerment and enterprise development manager whose role it is to assist HDSA and local enterprises with their development and help local black-empowered businesses manage their tender processes, contract negotiations and pricing.