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A comprehensive review of the Company’s portfolio of operations was conducted in 2012. This review culminated in the announcement, on 15 January 2013, of the proposed operational changes. The Company has subsequently agreed with the Department of Mineral Resources and labour unions to follow an extensive consultation process which will not take more than 60 days, beginning 30 January 2013. Thereafter the section 189 process will continue.


Anglo American Platinum is the world’s leading primary producer of platinum group metals and accounts for approximately 40% of the world’s newly mined platinum. The Company is listed on the JSE Limited and has its headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa. Anglo American Platinum ’ wholly owned South African mining operations in the Bushveld Complex include the Bathopele, Dishaba, Khomanani, Khuseleka, Mogalakwena, Siphumelele, Thembelani and Tumela mines. The Twickenham Mine remained under development during 2012.

In addition, the Group has a number of joint ventures, as follows: with Atlatsa Resources Corporation over the Bokoni Mine; ARM Mining Consortium Limited over the Modikwa Mine; Royal Bafokeng Resources over the combined Bafokeng-Rasimone Platinum Mine and Styldrift properties; the Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela traditional community, which holds a 15% share in Union North and South mines; Eastern Platinum Limited (a subsidiary of Lonmin plc) and its partner, the Bapo-Ba-Mogale traditional community and Mvelaphanda Resources, over the Pandora Joint Venture; and Xstrata Kagiso Platinum Partnership, to operate the Mototolo Mine. Anglo American Platinum also has pooling-and-sharing arrangements with Aquarius Platinum (South Africa), covering the shallow reserves of the Kroondal and Marikana mines that are contiguous with its own Rustenburg mines.

The Group’s smelting and refining operations are wholly owned through Rustenburg Platinum Mines Limited and are situated in South Africa. These operations treat concentrates, not only from the wholly owned operations, but also from joint ventures and third parties.

Elsewhere in the world, the Group operates the Unki Mine on the Great Dyke in Zimbabwe and is actively exploring in Brazil with joint-venture exploration partners. The Group also has exploration partners in Russia.

Our operations in South Africa – 2012

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Unki Platinum Mine – Zimbabwe 2012

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Rustenburg before portfolio review

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Rustenburg after the proposed portfolio review

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