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Atlatsa’s Bokoni Platinum Mine concludes two-year wage agreement with employees

18 November 2016

November 18, 2016 Atlatsa Resources Corporation (“Atlatsa”) (TSX: ATL; JSE: ATL) is pleased to announce that Bokoni Platinum Mines (Proprietary) Limited (“Bokoni Mine”) has concluded a two-year wage agreement (“the Agreement”) with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Togetherness Amalgamated Workers Union of South Africa (TAWUSA) and the United Association of South Africa (UASA) retrospectively effective from 1 July 2016. The Agreement has been extended to all non-union affiliated employees in terms of section 23 of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995.

The Agreement includes*:

Increase in basic pay

Band 2016 2017
A1 – B7 ZAR850 per month ZAR1 000 per month
C1 – D1 6% per annum 6.5% per annum

Increase in allowances (per month)

Allowances 2016 2017
Living out allowance ZAR50 ZAR100
Home ownership allowance ZAR50 ZAR100
Medical aid contributions 5% 5.5%
Transport allowance ZAR30 ZAR50
Dog handlers allowance - ZAR50

* Currency values are presented in South African Rand (ZAR)

The impact of the Agreement will result in an increase in the labour cost at Bokoni Mine, with a cost-to-company increase of 6.38% in year one and 7.00% in year two or an average of 6.69% over the two year period.

Harold Motaung, Chief Executive Officer of Atlatsa, said, “We are pleased with the constructive and collaborative manner in which the Bokoni Mine management and Unions progressed and concluded the wage negotiations. The finalisation of the wage agreement supports labour stability at the mine and bodes well for our on-going working relationship with our employees, Unions and broader stakeholder groups.”


On behalf of Atlatsa Resources

Joel Kesler
Chief Commercial Officer
Office: +27 11 779 6800

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