Fatality at Northam Platinum

Johannesburg, 11 August 2008. The management of Northam Platinum Limited (Northam) regrets to advise the death of an employee, Mr TJ Masilo. Mr Masilo passed away in hospital on Sunday 10 August 2008, following injuries sustained in an accident at the Northam mine on Thursday 7 August 2008.

The accident occurred some 2000 metres below surface in a footwall drive development end when a mechanical prop dislodged (became loose) and struck Mr Masilo.

No one else was injured in the incident.

The affected area has been closed by management and the cause of the accident is being investigated in co-operation with the Department of Minerals and Energy (DME) and organized labour.

The Northam board and management express their sincere condolences to Mr Masilo’s family and friends.

Issued by:

Russell & Associates
Marion Brower
Tel: +27 11 880 3924
Cell: 082 895 0698