The group incurred capital expenditure on property, plant and equipment of R4.0 billion for the year (2008: R2.6 billion) for the expansion of its operations (R2.8 billion),
mainly on the development of Kolomela
Mine (R2.5 billion), and R1.2 billion (2008: R841 million) to maintain its operations.
At Sishen Mine R1.0 billion capital expenditure was incurred on the programme to increase
the mining fleet capacity by approximately 20% to cater for increased waste mining volumes.
R3.2 billion of capital expenditure (including R189 million of capitalised mining operating expenses) has been incurred to date on Kolomela Mine, of which R2.5 billion was incurred during the year ended 31 December 2009.