SOURCE: Pan African Mining Corp.

December 12, 2007 03:01 ET

Pan African Mining Corp. Conducts Seminar and Training Program in Madagascar on Uranium Health & Safety Practices

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - December 12, 2007) - PAN AFRICAN MINING CORP. (TSX-V: PAF) (FRANKFURT: P2A) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it is now conducting a formal seminar and training program in Madagascar this month regarding all aspects of naturally occurring ionizing radiation, focusing on health and safety practices to ensure protection for the environment and people working in the industry. The program is being overseen by Professor Henning von Philipsborn, Ph.D., from Regensburg University in Germany. Dr. Philipsborn is an internationally known expert in the field of radiometry and radioprotection, author of many publications and advisor to the German Government. He is giving a series of lectures as part of the training program to qualified technical personnel of the Company and others, including Malagasy Government officials, technicians and geologists of L'Office des Mines Nationales et des Industries Strategiques ("OMNIS"), a State Agency.

The event is backed by Madagascar's leading expert on radiometry, Prof. Raoelina Andriambololona, Founder and Managing Director of the Institut National des Sciences et Techniques Nucleaires Madagascar (INSTN) and is fully supported by various governmental organizations and the Ministry of Mines. The training course includes many experiments and hands-on demonstrations. Lectures are taking place on such diversified subjects as sources and properties of ionizing radiation, their physical, chemical and biological effects, measuring methods, surface contaminations, systematic radioprotection, with a focus on adoption of appropriate health and safety standards.

The Company is actively exploring for Uranium in Madagascar in four zones in its joint venture with OMNIS, under the leadership of Dr. Reinhard Ramdohr of Germany, who is managing the program. The area under exploration encompasses 46 Research Permits, covering 877 Squares or Carres, each of which is 6.25 sq. km. The aggregate area under license is now 5481.25 sq. km. Of this area, 862.5 sq. km. are in the Antsirabe Zone, 1037.5 sq. km. are in the Tranomaro Zone, 3331.25 sq. km. are in the Folakara Zone, and 250 sq. km. are in the Makay Zone. Drilling is ongoing in the Tranomaro zone, and results to date are encouraging. The training program is being carried out by the Company with a view toward educating those in the industry about state-of-the-art techniques in dealing with radioactive materials to promote health and safety. The course also aims to ease general fears in respect of ionizing radiation and to promote the use of U for peaceful means such as nuclear power plants and medical purposes. According to Irwin Olian, CEO of the Company, "As a leading explorer for Uranium in Madagascar, we feel it is our corporate and social responsibility to promote knowledge and understanding of radiometrics and related health and safety practices. We also want to encourage development of a nuclear power industry in Madagascar, which could meet all of Madagascar's needs for energy for centuries while reducing environmental contamination from burning of hydrocarbons."

About Pan African Mining Corp.

The Company is an exploratory resource company with approximately 7,500 sq. km. of diversified mineral properties and 5,000 sq. km. of uranium properties in Madagascar. The Company is exploring these properties for uranium, gold, coal, precious stones, base metals and industrial commodities. In addition, the Company is exploring two large regions for gold and metals in Mozambique under agreements with other companies. It also has approximately 5500 sq. km. of diamond licenses in Botswana which it is presently exploring. Its operations in Madagascar are carried out through its operating subsidiary, PAM Madagascar Sarl, and its uranium activities are carried out through its 80% owned subsidiary PAM Atomique Sarl. The Company has offices in Vancouver, Canada and Antananarivo, Madagascar. More information about the Company is available at www.panafrican.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF
PAN AFRICAN MINING CORP.

"Irwin Olian"
Irwin Olian
Chairman & CEO

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of the information contained herein. The statements made in this press release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results may differ from the Company's expectations.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:

    Irwin Olian
    President and CEO
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    Phone: (604) 899-0100
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    Tom Kinakin
    Corporate Communications - Vancouver
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    Carrie Howes
    Corporate Communications
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