Human Resource Development Plan

A major concern is that the number of unemployed individuals in the communities surrounding the project site is between four and six times higher than the total number of employees required by BPM at peak production. As such, a transparent recruitment process is essential. The HRD plan for 2015-2017 is inclusive of the shaft sinking and project management contractors. Both contractors will assist in meeting the planned HRD programme targets in a phased and managed manner, without compromising production efficiencies and targets.


In 2013, Wesizwe’s HRD expenditure of R2.54 million represented 8.0% of the company’s current year payroll, which is considerably higher than the Mining Charter requirement of 4.5% for the year. HRD programmes undertaken included:


  • Learnerships
  • Portable skills
  • Internships
  • Core business skills
  • Adult basic education and training
  • Bursaries
  • Mentorship programmes.  

Trainees on Wesizwe’s HRD programmes

Engineering learnership students known as the Groen Mambas

Skills development programme for local community member