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Notes to proxy

1. Only shareholders who are registered in the register or sub-register of the company under their own name may complete a proxy or alternatively attend the meeting. Beneficial owners who are not the registered holder and who wish to attend the meeting in person, may do so by requesting the registered holder, being their Central Security Depository Participant (“CSDP”), broker or nominee, to issue them with the appropriate authority in terms of the custody agreements entered into with the registered holder. Letters of representation must be lodged with the company’s registrars by no later than 14:00 on Friday, 9 June 2006.
   
2. Beneficial owners who are not the registered holder and who do not wish to attend the meeting in person, must provide the registered holder, being the CSDP, broker or nominee, with their voting instruction. The voting instructions must reach the registered holder in sufficient time to allow the registered holder to advise the company or the company’s registrar of their instructions by no later than 14:00 on Friday, 9 June 2006.
   
3. A shareholder may insert the name of a proxy or the names of two alternative proxies of his/her choice in the space/s provided, with or without deleting “the Chairperson of the general meeting”, but any such deletion or insertion must be initialled by the shareholder. Any insertion or deletion not complying with the aforegoing will be declared not to have been validly effected. The person whose name stands first on the proxy form and who is present at the general meeting will be entitled to act as proxy to the exclusion of those whose names follow. In the event that no names are indicated, the proxy shall be exercised by the Chairperson of the general meeting.
   
4. A shareholder’s instructions to the proxy must be indicated by the insertion of an “X” or the relevant number of votes exercisable by that shareholder in the appropriate box provided. An “X” in the appropriate box indicates the maximum number of votes exercisable by that shareholder. Failure to comply with the above will be deemed to authorise the proxy to vote or to abstain from voting at the annual general meeting as he/she deems fit in respect of all the shareholder’s votes exercisable thereat. A shareholder or his/
her/its proxy is not obliged to use all the votes exercisable by the shareholder or by his/her/its proxy, but the total of the votes cast and in respect of which abstention is recorded, may not exceed the maximum number of votes exercisable by the shareholder or by his/her/its proxy.
   
5. To be effective, completed proxy forms must be lodged with the company’s South African registrars in Johannesburg, not less than 48 hours before the time appointed for the holding of the meeting. As the meeting is to be held at 12:00 on Tuesday, 13 June 2006, proxy forms must be lodged on or before 14:00 on Friday, 9 June 2006.
   
6. The completion and lodging of this proxy form will not preclude the relevant shareholder from attending the annual general meeting and speaking and voting in person thereat instead of any proxy appointed in terms hereof.
   
7. The Chairman of the general meeting may reject or accept any proxy form which is completed and/or received other than in compliance with these notes.
   
8. Any alteration to this proxy form, other than a deletion of alternatives, must be initialled by the signatories.
   
9. Documentary evidence establishing the authority of a person signing this proxy form in a representative or other legal capacity must be attached to this proxy form unless previously recorded by the company or the registrars or waived by the Chairperson of the annual general meeting.
   
10. Where there are joint holders of shares:
  10.1 Any one holder may sign the proxy form; and
  10.2 the vote of the senior shareholder (for which purpose seniority will be determined by the order in which the names of the shareholders appear in the company’s register) who tenders a vote (whether in person or by proxy) will be accepted to the exclusion of the vote(s) of the other joint shareholders.

Office of the South African registrars

Computershare Investor Services 2004 (Pty) Limited
Registration number 2004/003647/07
70 Marshall Street, Johannesburg, 2001
PO Box 61051, Marshalltown, 2107
Fax number: +27 11 688 5238

Shareholders are encouraged to make use of the toll-free ShareCare line for assistance in completing the proxy form and any other queries.

Shareholders are encouraged to make use of the toll-free ShareCare line for assistance in completing the proxy form and any other queries.

(or +27 11 870 8206 if phoning from outside South Africa)

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