Illegal strike at Pilanesberg Platinum Mine

    TORONTO, Aug. 12 /CNW/ - Platmin Limited ("Platmin", TSX/AIM: PPN, JSE:
PLN) advises that mining activities at the company's Pilanesberg Platinum Mine
(PPM) in South Africa have been interrupted following the dismissal of
approximately 500 employees of MCC Contracts (Pty) Limited (MCC). MCC is the
mining contractor engaged by Platmin to manage the open-cast mining activities
at PPM.
    The dismissal follows strike action that is illegal under South African
labour legislation, and the subsequent failure of the employees of MCC to
return to work, despite the implementation of regulatory labour relations
    Platmin is working with MCC and the relevant parties to resolve the
situation, and recommence mining activities as soon as practicable.

    About Platmin

    Platmin is a mineral exploration, development and operating company
engaged in the exploration for, and development of, Platinum Group Element
("PGE") deposits in South Africa. The Company has developed the Pilanesberg
Project into the Pilanesberg Platinum Mine and is exploring for PGE's on its
other three key projects: Mphahlele, Grootboom and Loskop. All of Platmin's
projects are located in the Bushveld Complex of South Africa, which is
estimated to contain approximately 90% of global platinum mineral resources.

For further information:

For further information: Keith Liddell, Chairman, +27 12 661 4280; Wayne
Koonin, Chief Financial Officer, +27 12 661 4280; Fiona Owen, Grant Thornton
UK LLP (Nominated Adviser), +44 207 383 5100; Marion Brower, Russell &
Associates, +27 11 880 3924

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