JOHANNESBURG, Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Atlatsa Resources Corporation ("Atlatsa" or the "Company") (TSX: ATL; JSE: ATL) deeply regrets to report the death of Mr Kganki Nicholas Kupa at Bokoni Platinum Mines Proprietary Limited ("Bokoni Mine"). Mr Kupa was employed as a scraper winch operator at the Brakfontein shaft. Bokoni Mine management, the South African Police Service and the Department of Mineral Resources are investigating the fatal incident. Whilst the investigation is ongoing, operations at the affected section of the Brakfontein shaft have been suspended. Other operations at Bokoni Mine remain unaffected.
The Atlatsa board of directors, management and Mr Kupa's colleagues extend their condolences to his family and friends.
Safety remains of paramount importance to Atlatsa and the Company continues to instill the principle of zero harm at all its operations.
SOURCE Atlatsa Resources Corporation