Fatal accident at Bokoni

VANCOUVER, Feb. 15, 2012 /CNW/ – Anooraq Resources Corporation ("Anooraq" or the "Company") (TSXV: ARQ; NYSE Amex: ANO; JSE: ARQ) announces with deep regret that an employee was fatally injured at the Bokoni Platinum Mine's ("Bokoni") Vertical shaft, on Tuesday, 14 February 2012, in a fall of ground accident in the 6-E17 raise line.

The South African Department of Mineral Resources has issued a Section 54 safety stoppage notice in respect of the Bokoni operations and further updates will be provided to the market in due course. The name of the deceased will be withheld until the next of kin have been informed.

The board of directors and management of the Company and Bokoni Platinum Mines extend their condolences to both the family and colleagues of the deceased employee.

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