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Harmony And Num Continue Negotiations To Prevent Pending Strike

Release Date: 16/05/2002 15:34:36      Code(s): HAR
Harmony And Num Continue Negotiations To Prevent Pending Strike                 
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited                                             
Johannesburg, 16 May 2002 - Harmony Gold Mining Company                         
Limited today announced that negotiations are continuing                        
at its Randfontein operations in an attempt to prevent                          
the pending strike by the National Union of Mineworkers                         
(NUM).                                                                          
The legacy of single sex hostel accommodation in the                            
mining industry has seen many attempts in finding                               
sustainable solutions, some more successful than others.                        
Harmony has recently, with the involvement of local                             
government, the Union, housing developers and financial                         
institutions, launched a house-building project at its                          
Free State operations.                                                          
A result of the project is that thus far, 27 two-bedroom                        
houses have already been occupied by Harmony employees.                         
These employees, joined by their families, then moved                           
from the hostels into their own homes.                                          
"By increasing the living out allowance paid to less                            
than a quarter of our employees who are neither home                            
owners nor hostel residents, is wasting money. We                               
believe that the type of housing project at our Free                            
State operations is a sustainable solution to the hostel                        
problem in the industry and the housing shortage                                
nationally," said Bernard Swanepoel," chief executive of                        
Harmony.                                                                        
For further details contact:                                                    
Bernard Swanepoel on +27(0)83-303-9922                                          
or                                                                              
Ferdi Dippenaar                                                                 
on +27(0)82-807-3684                                                            
Issued by Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited                                   
Contact:                                                                        
Corne Bobbert                                                                   
Tel +27 11 411 2036                                                             
Fax +27 11 411 2169 Mobile +27 83 380 6614                                      
E-mail: cbobbert@harmony.co.za                                                  
Web Site:                                                                       
www.harmony.co.za                                                               
Date: 16/05/2002 03:33:47 PM Produced by the SENS Department                    



                                        
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