Nkwe Platinum Limited a PGM mining company, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Zijin Mining Group.

Zijin Mining Group is a sizeable multinational mining group dedicated to exploration and development of gold, copper and other mineral resources globally, and covers refining, processing, trading and other businesses to an optimal extent. It has a relatively complete industrial chain.

Zijin owns significant mining investment projects in 12 overseas countries and 14 provinces (regions) in the PRC. It is one of the Chinese companies owning the largest metal resources volume, controlling the largest reserve volumes of copper and gold resources overseas and having the largest output of mine-produced products with the highest efficiency.

Zijin’s Vision

To be a World-Class Gold And Non-Ferrous Metals Producer. Whilst operating in a challenging and competitive market environment, we will continue to develop a High-Tech and High-Profit International Mining Group achieving targeted returns on capital employed to deliver shareholder value. At the same time, we will uphold our commitment to Social Responsibility

Zijin’s Mission

To achieve our vision, our mission will be to achieve excellence in producing and delivering quality metals so as to contribute to the growth of China, South Africa and the World’s Economy.

In order to do this, Zijin is built on six main activities which will bring about excellent deliverables:

  • Innovation in Science & Practice
  • Quality Products
  • Efficient & Precise Work Practices
  • Safety & Environment
  • Continuous Learning & Development
  • Emphasis on Employee Values & Behaviours

Nkwe Platinum Limited is the 74% undivided shareholder of the Mining Right in respect of the Zijin Garatau Platinum Mine, which is situated on the eastern limb of the Bushveld Complex, in Limpopo in Limpopo Province of South Africa.

The processing capacity of Garatau is anticipated to average 3.6 million tonnes of ore per annum once full capacity is achieved in a few years’ time. The life of the mine is estimated to be in excess of 29 years and once fully operational, will employ some 2500 people.

Nkwe Platinum Limited’s Core Values:

  • Need For Change:
    Flexible; Seeks Solutions; Open-Minded; Continuously Improves
  • Keen To be A Team:
    Collaborates; Open and Honest; Respect; Pursuit of Excellence; Inspires Others
  • Wholly Accountable:
    Takes Responsibility; Displays Commitment and Integrity; Safety & Environment
  • Empower & Trust:
    Acts as an Owner; Benefits Stakeholders; Takes Initiative; Acts with Urgency; Seeks Opportunities; Inspires Others


Nkwe Platinum Limited believes that the development of enterprises is closely related to the sustainable development of communities. By embarking on local and inclusive procurement initiatives as well as local enterprise, supplier and youth empowerment, Nkwe Platinum Limited hopes to contribute to long-term and sustainable economic growth for the mine communities