Vancouver, Canada — MININGREVIEW.COM — 1 February, 2008 – Great Basin Gold Limited (GBG) – an emerging mid-tier gold producer listed on the Toronto and American stock exchanges, and the company behind the Burnstone gold project in South Africa  – has appointed Lou van Vuuren as chief financial officer.

van Vuuren qualified as a chartered accountant in 2002, after completing his articles with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was appointed assistant manager in 2002. He progressed to manager in 2003, senior manager in 2005 and associate director of PWC in 2007 – a position he has held until his appointment to GBG. He has an in-depth understanding of financial and regulatory requirements, and has significant auditing experience in the gold mining industry.

The new CFO will join GBG in March 2007, taking over from Zelda Mostert (previously Smit), who has resigned for personal reasons.