Finally, Impala Platinum (Implats) has secured control of more than 55% of Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) — 18 months after first pitching a bid for R150 a share. The Public Investment Corp’s (PIC’s) decision to sell its 9.6% stake, not to mention rival Northam Platinum opting to pull its own, higher priced offer, means Implats now has a sure growth future in the Rustenburg area. The FM spoke to Implats CEO Nico Muller. 

Did it require a lot of persuasion to get the PIC to accept your offer? It’s all taken so long, after all...

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