About Richards Bay Minerals

About Richards Bay Minerals

Daily the RBM team works towards our core leadership values. Only through respecting and applying these values can we continue to make all our stakeholders our priority. Our vision and uncompromising mission is to be the safest, most reliable and sustainable industrial minerals supplier. Our team strives to conduct our business with both passion and compassion. They realise that by creating a positive impact in our wider community, business success follows naturally.

Responsible beyond mining

Our mission, vision and leadership values, while underscoring principles needed for operational sustainability, are biased toward compassion and care for all our people.

Mission

To be the safest, most reliable and sustainable industrial minerals suppliers to the benefit of all our stakeholders

Vision

To make a difference in our world by creating a brighter future for all our stakeholders

Leadership values

  • Trust
  • Caring
  • Honesty
  • Courage
  • Respect
  • Fairness

Economic importance of the area

Richards Bay has the largest industrial harbour in South Africa and the vast majority of economic activity is situated in Richards Bay and Empangeni. RBM contributes 50 per cent of KwaZulu Natal's mining sector by value of output and this represents 3.3 per cent of the national mining sector output.


The Port of Richards Bay is a natural deep water harbour that can accommodate large cargo vessels

The economic centre of the uThungulu District Municipality is Richards Bay. The area has a significant manufacturing sector and hosts five smelter operations including RBM.

Richards Bay boasts the largest industrial harbour in South Africa and RBM is a major exporter from the harbour.

The vast majority of economic activity (95 per cent) in the district is situated in Richards Bay and Empangeni. The economic production of the area makes RBM the third biggest contributor in KwaZulu Natal. Production for the area contributes 73.5 per cent of the total gross geographic product of the province and 5.5 per cent of the total formal employment.

Richards Bay Minerals contributes 50 per cent of KwaZulu Natal's mining sector by value of output. This represents 3.3 per cent of the national mining sector by value of output.

The area has developed industrial infrastructure in the form of roads, railways, electricity, water and waste disposal. Other areas in the district are characterised by relatively low levels of urbanisation and approximately 80 per cent of the population live in rural areas.