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Release Date: 15/04/2002 13:14:37      Code(s): HAR
Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd.
Share code   :   HAR
ISIN Code    :   ZAE000015228
NASDAQ       :   HGMCY
Johannesburg,  15  April 2002 - Harmony's chairman, Mr Adam  Fleming,  today
announced  that  Mr  John  Smithies  and Ms  Audrey  Mokhobo  have  accepted
invitations to join Harmony's board of directors.  Their appointment as non-
executive directors is effective immediately.
Harmony  also  announced  the resignation of Drs  Gordon  Sibiya  and  Aidan
Edwards,  both  of  whom are non-executive directors, from  the  board.  "On
behalf  of  Harmony,  I wish to express our thanks and appreciation  to  Drs
Sibiya  and Edwards for their insight and contributions enabling Harmony  to
become the 5th largest gold producer in the world today," said Mr Fleming.
Chief  executive  Bernard Swanepoel said: "Ms Mokhobo and Mr  Smithies  both
bring valuable strengths to the Harmony board, and we are proud to have them
join the company. Their appointment comes at an exciting time as the company
has  experienced  significant growth over the  past  12  months,  increasing
production  from 2,1 million ounces per annum to approximately  3,2  million
ounces on an annualised basis.
"Harmony  has  during  this  time  also established  a  production  base  in
Australia, producing in excess of 500 000 ounces per annum in that country."
Audrey Mokhobo is the chairman of Simane Security Investments (Pty) Ltd. and
holds  a Master of Arts in Political Science degree, specialising in  Public
Administration.  She  also  holds  certificates  in  Short  Term  and   Life
Insurance, Senior Executive Training from Harvard and Wits Business  School,
and  has held senior positions at the Development Bank of SA and  Eskom, and
is currently a General Manager at Eskom (Pty) Ltd.
Audrey  has  been a Special Advisor to the Minister of Public Enterprise  on
the restructuring of Transnet, and Deputy CEO of The National Command Centre
for  Emergency  Reconstruction. She is a director of Capital Alliance  Life,
Barnard  Jacobs  Mellet,  Rotek Industries, M-Net  Phuthuma  Trust,  Women's
Development Bank Investment Holdings and Khoetsa Technologies.
John  Smithies  hold  BSc  degrees in both  Mining  and  Chemistry.  He  was
recruited by Union Corporation in March 1973 and spent 3 years in their gold
division  before  being  transferred  to  Impala  Platinum's  operations  in
Rustenburg.  There he rose through the ranks to General Manager before going
to  Head  Office to work on projects.  In 1996 John was appointed Consulting
Engineer  for the Rustenburg operations and in February 1999 he  joined  the
Board  of  Directors  of  Impala  Platinum  Holdings  Limited  (Implats)  as
Operations  Director.   He  was subsequently appointed  as  Chief  Executive
Officer in September 2000 and retired as CEO in July 2001.
For further details contact:
Bernard Swanepoel
on +27(0)83 303 9922
Ferdi Dippenaar
on +27(0)82 807 3684
Issued by Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
Corne Bobbert
Tel +27 11 411 2036
Fax +27 11 411 2169
Mobile +27(0)83 380 6614
E-mail: cbobbert@harmony.co.za
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