JSE-listed Impala Platinum Holdings (Implats) has initiated a Section 189(3) consultation process at its South African operations, signalling thousands of potential job losses. Implats envisages a reduction of about 3 900 positions, constituting  a 9% reduction in labour across the Impala Rustenburg, Impala Bafokeng and Marula operations. The corporate office aims for a 30% reduction in head office costs.