Anooraq Announces Appointment of Head of Exploration and Mineral Strategy

    VANCOUVER, Oct. 10 /CNW/ - Anooraq Resources Corporation ("Anooraq" or
the "Company") (TSXV: ARQ; AMEX:   ANO; JSE: ARQ) announces that Bava Reddy has
been appointed as Executive Exploration and Mineral Strategy for the Company.
    Bava Reddy is a geologist with more than 13 years geological and mineral
resource management experience in the mining industry. Mr. Reddy was appointed
Executive Exploration and Mineral Strategy as of October 1, 2008.
    Mr. Reddy holds a BSc. (Honours) degree in Geology and Applied Geology
obtained from the University of Natal (Durban) and a Graduate Diploma in
Engineering (G.D.E) Mining Economics (Mineral Resource Management) from the
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
    Prior to joining Anooraq, Mr. Reddy held the position of General Manager
at the Target Gold Mine (Harmony Gold Mine Limited) and before that he was a
Senior Geologist at AngloGold operations in South Africa. He has extensive
experience in mine geology, the compilation of Mineral Resource and Reserve
Statements and Competent Persons Reports.
    Mr. Reddy will bring valuable exploration insight and unique ore reserve
management skills to Anooraq gained through his previous management experience
at the Target North Exploration Project for Harmony Gold Mine Limited.
    Commenting on Mr. Reddy's appointment, President and CEO Philip Kotze

    "Bava adds additional depth to the technical team we have been developing
at Anooraq in anticipation of our takeover of the Lebowa mine operations and
our joint venture projects from Anglo Platinum. He has valuable exploration,
development and operational experience on South African ore bodies and mining
operations. We welcome him to the Anooraq management team and look forward to
his value added contribution in taking our Company forward."

    For and on behalf of the Board
    Philip Kotze
    President and CEO

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this release.

    The American Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the
    contents of this press release.

For further information:

For further information: please visit our website or contact: Anooraq (South Africa), Philip Kotze,
President and CEO, +27 11 883 0831; Anooraq (North America), Investor
Relations, (604) 684-6365, Toll free 1-800-667-2114

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