Fatality at Exxaro’s Matla Mine

Exxaro regrets to report a loss of life at the Company’s operation in Mpumalanga. An employee, Sibongiseni Sihle Majozi, was fatally injured in a conveyor belt related incident at Matla Mine 2 shaft on Tuesday, 1 March 2017. The incident follows Exxaro’s record of two years and eight months without a fatality.

Exxaro CEO, Mxolisi Mgojo, said:“ On behalf of management and employees at Exxaro, I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of Mr Majozi. Safety remains a top priority at Exxaro and we will continue to strive to achieve zero harm at our operations.”

The Department of Mineral Resources and Matla Mine management are currently conducting an in-loco inspection and a full investigation will commence in due course.

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Editor’s note:

Exxaro is a South African-based diversified mining company listed on the JSE and included in the Responsible Mining Index. Our portfolio of coal operations includes mines in Mpumalanga and the Limpopo supplying to Eskom, other domestic markets and the export markets. Our investment portfolio also includes a 50% interest in Cennergi Pty Ltd, a joint venture with Tata Power, which has developed two wind farms with a combined generation capacity of 229MW (10% of the currently installed capacity of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).

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Mzila Mthenjane
Executive Head: Stakeholder Affairs
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Email: mzila.mthenjane@exxaro.com

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