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6. Employee numbers and costs

The average number of employees, excluding associates' employees and including a proportionate share of employees within joint venture entities, for continuing operations was:

Thousand 2008(1) 2007(1)
By business segment
Platinum 56 53
Base Metals 9 10
Ferrous Metals and Industries 15 13
Coal 13 12
Industrial Minerals 11 11
Corporate Activities and Unallocated Costs 1 1
Continuing operations 105 100
(1)
Amounts relating to discontinued operations are disclosed in note 35. Average number of employees, excluding associates' employees and including a proportionate share of employees within joint venture entities, for continuing and discontinued operations was 105,000 (2007: 116,000).

The average number of employees for continuing operations by principal location of employment was:

Thousand 2008 2007
South Africa 79 76
Rest of Africa 1 1
Europe 10 11
North America 1 1
South America 9 7
Australia and Asia 5 4
Continuing operations 105 100

Payroll costs in respect of the employees included in the tables above were:

US$ million 2008(1) 2007(1)
Wages and salaries 2,774 3,145
Social security costs 153 158
Defined contribution plans 143 162
Defined benefit plans 49 65
Other post employment benefits 7 23
Share-based payments 155 138
Continuing operations 3,281 3,691
(1)
Amounts relating to discontinued operations are disclosed in note 35. Total payroll costs, including discontinued operations, were $3,281 million (2007: $4,266 million).

In accordance with IAS 24 Related Party Disclosures, key management personnel are those persons having authority and responsibility for planning, directing and controlling the activities of the entity, directly or indirectly, including any director (executive and non-executive) of the Group.

Compensation for key management was as follows:

US$ million 2008 2007
Salaries and short term employee benefits 20 28
Post employment benefits 2 4
Termination benefits 2 4
National insurance and social security 3 6
Share-based payments 11 9
Continuing operations 38 51

Key management includes members of the Board and the Executive Committee (ExCo).

Disclosure of directors' emoluments, pension entitlements, share options and long term incentive plan awards required by the Companies Act 1985 and those specified for audit by the Directors' Remuneration Report Regulations 2002 are included in the Remuneration report.

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