IMP - Impala Platinum Holdings Limited - Progress13 Dec 2006
IMP - Impala Platinum Holdings Limited - Progress with Conversion Rights        
IMPALA PLATINUM HOLDINGS LIMITED                                                
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)                                  
(Registration No. 1957/001979/06)                                               
ISIN: ZAE000083648                                                              
JSE Share Code : IMP                                                            
LSE Share Code : IPLA                                                           
ADR Code : IMPUY                                                                
("Implats" or "the company")                                                    
Progress with Conversion Rights                                                 
Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) is pleased to announce that a total  
of 5 new order prospecting rights have this month been notarially executed by   
the Department of Minerals and Energy (DME), North West in respect of properties
adjacent to and associated with the existing Impala Platinum lease area.        
The execution of these new order prospecting rights pursuant to the terms of the
Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act further enhances the long term  
future of the Impala Platinum Lease area.                                       
Prospecting will commence on each of the areas now secured within 6 months.     
During October this year a new order prospecting right was executed in respect  
of a portion of the farm Hackney, adjacent to the existing Marula Platinum      
operations and thereby extending the long term potential of Marula Platinum.  A 
prospecting right was also executed in respect of an exploration project on the 
Eastern Limb, known as Paradys Project.                                         
The DME`s cooperation and approach to these applications has been greatly       
A map of the properties involved indicating their relationship to the existing  
operations, is being prepared and will be available on the Implats website in due course.                                                
13 December 2006                                                                
Deutsche Securities (SA) (Proprietary) Limited                                  
Date: 13/12/2006 15:30:01 Produced by the JSE SENS Department.