Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) has embraced the South African Mining Charter, and developed a housing strategy that aims to promote home ownership for all its employees, in order to create a lasting legacy of sustainable benefits. This marks the successful partnership and collaboration between RBPlat, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), and the employees, towards the common goal of providing modern, safe and affordable housing.
The housing strategy has resulted in a R2.8 billion investment into the RBPlat Employee Housing Project which allows employees an opportunity to own their own homes and build equity over time. This development, named Waterkloof Hills Estate, is situated on 294 hectares of land, and is located next to the N4, and is close to Waterfall Mall, in Rustenburg. It currently includes Phase 1 which commenced in 2012, with 422 houses, and Phase 2 which commenced in 2014 is currently under construction and on completion will include a total of 3 100 houses, as well as a future commercial node comprising a shopping mall, clinic, school, hospital, etc.