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HAR - Harmony - Work stoppage at Virginia operations

Release Date: 15/07/2008 13:14:02      Code(s): HAR
HAR - Harmony - Work stoppage at Virginia operations                            
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited                                             
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)                                  
(Registration number: 1950/038232/06)                                           
Share code: HAR   ISIN: ZAE000015228                                            
("Harmony")                                                                     
WORK STOPPAGE AT VIRGINIA OPERATIONS                                            
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (Harmony) acknowledges that 6 500 employees 
at its Virginia operations downed tools earlier today.                          
The work stoppage at Harmony`s Virginia operations in the Free State is related 
to the safety incident at Unisel Mine where an employee lost his life on Friday 
11 July 2008. Harmony is engaging with regional union representatives to address
the matter.                                                                     
The employee was killed at Unisel on Friday after accidently injuring himself   
with a water jet that he was operating. Unisel has enjoyed an excellent safety  
record until this unfortunate incident, having last week achieved their One     
Million Fatality Free Shifts.                                                   
In another incident, an employee was killed this morning at Harmony`s Elandsrand
Gold Mine in an accident involving a scraper.                                   
Harmony deeply regrets the loss of life and extends its condolences to the next 
of kin. We will continue to do all we can to eliminate fatal accidents on our   
mines.                                                                          
ends.                                                                           
Issued by Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited                                   
For more details contact:                                                       
Graham Briggs                                                                   
Chief Executive Officer                                                         
on +27(0)11 411 2012                                                            
or                                                                              
Amelia Soares                                                                   
General Manager, Investor Relations                                             
on +27 11 411 2314 or                                                           
+27 (0)82 654 9241                                                              
Johannesburg                                                                    
15 July 2008                                                                    
Sponsor                                                                         
Merrill Lynch South Africa (Pty) Limited                                        
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