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Friday 16 October, 2009

Kalahari Minerals PLC

Extract appoints new CEO for Swakop Uranium

Kalahari Minerals plc / Ticker: KAH / Index: AIM / Sector: Mining & Exploration

16 October 2009

              Kalahari Minerals plc (`Kalahari' or `the Company')              

                  Extract appoints new CEO for Swakop Uranium                  

Kalahari Minerals plc, the AIM listed mining exploration and evaluation group
with a portfolio of uranium, copper and base metal interests in Namibia, is
pleased to announce that Extract Resources Ltd, in which Kalahari has a 40.88%
interest, has appointed Mr Norman Green as Chief Executive Officer of its
wholly owned Namibian subsidiary, Swakop Uranium (`Swakop').

Mr Green is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand and a
professional engineer, with considerable experience in southern Africa. Mr
Green has successfully acted as project leader on numerous mining projects,
including the commissioning of a number of mines, such as the Skorpion Zinc
mine and a refinery project for Anglo American Base Metals in Namibia. He has
also worked with Impala Platinum Limited, Assmang Limited and Gencor, now part
of BHP Billiton, notably on their Hillside Aluminium Project. Mr Green will
reside in Namibia, with his primary role being to build a Namibian team to
develop the Rossing South deposit, taking it from a world class discovery to a
world class mine, capable of producing at least 15 Mlbs per annum of uranium.

Kalahari Chairman Mark Hohnen said, "We welcome the appointment of Norman to
lead the Swakop team, as he has a huge amount of experience in the resource
sector in southern Africa, and importantly in Namibia. In addition to this,
Norman will be based in Namibia on a full-time basis, which we see as vitally
important in maintaining the strong relationships that we have developed with
the local authorities, which, in turn, will ensure that the world class Rossing
South uranium assets are developed to their full potential."

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For further information please visit or contact:   
Mark Hohnen         Kalahari Minerals Plc         Tel: +61 (0) 8 9389 4488   
Simon Raggett       Strand Hanson Limited         Tel: +44 (0) 20 7409 3494  
Stuart Faulkner     Strand Hanson Limited         Tel: +44 (0) 20 7409 3494  
Rory Murphy         Strand Hanson Limited         Tel: +44 (0) 20 7409 3494  
Richard Chase       Ambrian Partners Ltd          Tel: +44 (0) 20 7634 4700  
Rory Scott          Mirabaud Securities LLP       Tel: +44 (0) 20 7878 3360  
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Susie Callear       St Brides Media & Finance Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 20 7236 1177  

Notes to Editors:

Kalahari Minerals Plc is an AIM listed mining and exploration group with a
portfolio of uranium, gold and base metal interests in western and eastern
central Namibia. Its key investment is its circa 40.9% holding in ASX and TSX
listed Extract Resources Limited (, which is
developing the Husab Uranium Project, strategically located directly south of
Rio Tinto's producing Rossing Mine. Work is focussing on three main prospects
within the project area, Rossing South, Ida Dome and Hildenhof, and results
continue to underpin the prospectivity of the region, particularly following
the world class Rossing South discovery. Extract has reported a JORC compliant
combined Husab Resource (Global Resources) in excess of 292 M lbs U3O8 of which
267 M lbs U3O8 at a grade of 487 ppm from the two zones at Rossing South.
Importantly these are both open ended at depth and along strike. Kalahari
believes Extract has the ground and potential to deliver on Kalahari's
estimates of a resource in the region of 500 M lbs U3O8.

Kalahari's copper interests are focused on two project areas, Dordabis and
Witvlei, where an exploration programme is underway to define +250,000 tonnes
of copper metal. A third project, Ubib, is believed to be prospective for gold
mineralisation, whilst a forth project, the Namib Lead Zinc Project, centred on
the old Namib Lead Mine, contains surface tails and underground mining reserves
of 1.65 million tonnes at 5.7% zinc, 1.6% lead and 40.2 g/t silver (non JORC
compliant). Kalahari aims to take this final project to bankable feasibility
study stage with a view to recommencing mining operations in the short term.