Fatal accident at Bokoni Mine's Brakfontein shaft

JOHANNESBURG, Dec. 13, 2016 /CNW/ - Atlatsa Resources Corporation ("Atlatsa" or the "Company") (TSX: ATL; JSE: ATL) regrets to announce the death of an employee at its Bokoni Platinum Mine's Brakfontein shaft.

The deceased, Mr Kutume Reuben Mabotha (a miner's assistant), was fatally injured in a water-related incident on Friday, 9 December 2016. No other employees were injured in the incident. The Company offers their heartfelt condolences to Mr Mabotha's family, friends and colleagues. Mr Mabotha's family is being supported by the Company at this time.

An investigation into the incident has begun, in conjunction with South Africa's Department of Mineral Resources. Pending the outcome of the investigation the mine has instituted its own internal audit and safety procedures in order to take the necessary remedial actions.

SOURCE Atlatsa Resources Corporation

For further information: On behalf of Atlatsa: Joel Kesler, Chief Commercial Officer, Office: +27 11 779 6800, Email: Joel@atlatsa.com

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