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Bakubung Platinum Mine wins major industry award for its headgear

29 September 2014

Bakubung Platinum Mine has been recognized with a major industry award at the 2014 National Steel Awards for the construction of its impressive headgear. This recognition comes at a good time for Wesizwe Platinum as work continues at a pace, on budget and ahead of the original projected timeline to develop the company's core project. This award is testimony to the power of hard work, teamwork, industry excellence, and good strategic partnerships on the project development.

The Bakubung Platinum Mine's headgear, which won the Mining and Industrial category at this year's awards, was recognized for its high quality construction and its aesthetic appearance. In a vast structure of this nature, where there are literally thousands of bolts, all requiring fitting without modification and tightened to specification at the site, it is testimony to the use of the latest computer technology and the accuracy of the fabrication process. The industry judges commented at the awards ceremony that it was a pleasure to see and experience the exceptional quality and final presentation of the steel work on the Bakubung Platinum Mine headgear.

Mr Jianke Gao, Chief Executive Officer of Wesizwe Platinum, commented on the award win:
"Wesizwe Platinum is delighted with this latest award win for the Bakubung Platinum Mine project. It is recognition for the hard work and exceptional commitment of everyone who has been involved in the strategic partnership on this project to date. In order to achieve such an accolade, it takes teamwork, not just technical expertise, to create something of this magnitude and this award is a recognition of Wesizwe Platinum's excellent team of contractors, suppliers and employees, working to achieve the same goal.

The following companies were commended as part of the Mining and Industrial Winner category team on the Bakubung Platinum Mine headgear construction project:

Developer/ Owner: Wesizwe Platinum Limited - Bakubung Platinum Mine
Structural Engineer: WorleyParsons
Quantity Surveyor: WorleyParsons
Project Manager: WorleyParsons
Main Contractor: Louwill Bakgoni JV
Steelwork Contractor/s: Louwill Engineering
Detailers/ Detailing Company: PCSA Structural Steel Detailers
Cladding Contractor: Pierrecon Staal
Cladding Supplier: Global Roofing Solutions
Corrosion Protection: BLM Corrosion Protection
Crane Hire: Sarens SA.

For more information on Wesizwe Platinum and its flagship Bakubung Platinum Mine project, visit the website –

For an interview, contact Mr Hamlet Morule, Executive: Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations, Wesizwe Platinum Limited
Telephone: 011 994 4600

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