Rockwell Announces Results of Shareholders' Meeting

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - Rockwell Diamonds Inc. ("Rockwell" or the
"Company") (TSX: RDI; JSE: RDI; OTCBB: RDIAF) announced the results of the
annual and special general meeting (the "AGM") of the Company's shareholders
held September 15, 2008 in London, UK.
    At the AGM, each of David Copeland, John Bristow, Rene Carrier, Scott
Cousens, Mark Bristow, Dominique de la Roche, Douglas Silver and Patrick
Bartlett were re-elected as members of Rockwell's board of directors. The
Company's shareholders re-appointed Davidson & Company LLP, Chartered
Accountants as auditor of the Company, and shareholders approved amendments to
the Company's share option plan, which are described in the management
information circular (the "Circular") delivered to shareholders by the Company
in advance of the AGM. Rockwell's shareholders also approved the adoption and
ratification of the Company's Shareholder Rights Plan Agreement, which is
described in detail in the Circular.
    A report of voting results for the AGM has been filed on SEDAR in
compliance with securities regulations and is available to the public at

    John Bristow
    President and CEO

     No regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information
                       contained in this news release.

                         Forward Looking Statements

    This release includes certain statements that may be deemed
"forward-looking statements". Other than statements of historical fact all
statements in this release that address future production, reserve or resource
potential, exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or
developments that the Company expects are forward-looking statements. Although
the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking
statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not
guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ
materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could
cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking
statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes,
changes in and the effect of government policies regarding mining and natural
resource exploration and exploitation, availability of capital and financing,
geopolitical uncertainty and political and economic instability, and general
economic, and market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any
such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual
results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the
forward-looking statements. For more information on Rockwell, Investors should
review Rockwell's annual Form 20-F filing with the United States Securities
and Exchange Commission and its home jurisdiction filings that are
available at

For further information:

For further information: on Rockwell Diamonds Inc., please visit the
Company's website at or contact Investor Services at
(604) 684-6365 or within North America at 1-800-667-2114

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