Fatality at Northam Platinum

Johannesburg, 11 November 2008. The management of Northam Platinum Limited (Northam) regrets to advise the death of an employee at its mine near Thabazimbi in the Limpopo province today, 11 November 2008 at approximately 11:00 in an underground incident.

The incident occurred at a working face some 1 900 metres underground. It is not yet clear what the cause of the incident was. Further details will be issued as they become available.

The name of the deceased is being withheld until his next of kin have been informed.

An investigation into the cause of the accident is currently being undertaken by the Department of Minerals and Energy (DME), organized labour and management.

Issued by:

Russell & Associates
Johannesburg
Tel: +27 11 880 3924