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Monday 02 June, 2008

Pan African Resources PLC

Directorate Change


Regulatory Announcement                                                        
                                                                               
Company                           Pan African Resources plc                    
                                                                               
TIDM                              PAF                                          
                                                                               
Headline                          Directorship Changes                         
                                                                               
Released                          2 June 2008                                  

                           Pan African Resources plc                           

                       (`Pan African' or the `Company')                        

(Incorporated and registered in England and Wales under Companies Act 1985 with
                registered number 3937466 on 25 February 2000)                 

                            Share code on AIM: PAF                             

                            Share code on JSE: PAN                             

                              ISIN: GB0004300496                               

Pan African appoints new independent, Non-Executive Director

Pan African is pleased to announce the appointment of John Hopwood as an
independent, Non-Executive Director, with immediate effect.

Mr. Hopwood (age 60) has extensive experience in mining and has served on
several Boards of Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a
Chartered Accountant.

Mr. Hopwood is currently a Non-Executive Director of Gold Fields Limited, one
of the world's largest un-hedged gold producers. He is a member of the Board of
Trustees of The New Africa Mining Fund, a private equity venture involved in
the resources sector, and is Chairman of the fund's Investment Committee. He
was previously a Director and Head of the Mergers and Acquisitions division at
Ernst and Young Corporate Finance, South Africa. He was an executive Director
of Gold Fields of South Africa Limited from January 1992 to September 1998.

CEO Jan Nelson said: "We are extremely pleased that John has agreed to become a
Non-Executive Director of Pan African Resources. His knowledge and experience
will help us immensely to steer a solid course for both our mining and
exploration activities. John will be a member of both the Remuneration and
Audit Committees for Pan African Resources"

The details of all current and past directorships and partnerships within the
last five years for Mr. Hopwood are as follows:

Current Directorships:                 Past Directorships:                   
                                                                             
Gold Fields Limited                    Ernst and Young Corporate Finance     

The Company advises that there are no further details relating to the
appointment of Mr. Hopwood which it is obliged to disclose under Schedule Two
paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules.

                                     ENDS                                      

For further information on Pan African Resources plc, please visit the website
at www.panafricanresources.com

Enquiries:

Pan African        Ambrian Partners    Macquarie First      St James's         
Resources          Limited             South Corporate      Corporate Services 
                                       Finance (Pty)        Limited            
Jan Nelson, CEO    Richard Brown       Limited                                 
                                                            Phil Dexter        
+27 (0) 11 777     +44 (0) 20 7634     Amanda Markman                          
7840               4709                                     +44 (0) 20 7499    
                                       +27 (0) 11 343 2307  3916               
Keith Spencer,     Richard Greenfield                                          
Chairman                               Annerie Britz        FDBeachhead Media &
                   +44 (0) 20 7634                          Investor Relations 
+27 (0) 11 880     4710                +27 (0) 11 343 2328                     
3155                                                        Jennifer Cohen     
                                                                               
Nicole Spruijt                                              +27 (0) 11 214 2401
                                                                               
Public Relations                                            Louise Brugman     
                                                                               
+27 (0) 11 777                                              +27 (0) 11 214 2415
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