Appointment of director: Mr PC Pienaar

Northam is pleased to announce that Mr Petrus Cornelius (Pine) Pienaar has been appointed a non-executive director of the company with effect from 10 September 2007. His appointment follows the recent resignation of Mr M J Willcox from the Northam board.

Mr Pienaar, who has been alternate to Mr B R van Rooyen on the board of the company for the past two and a half years, is the Chief Executive Officer of Mvelaphanda Resources Limited which has a 21,8% shareholding in Northam.