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HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited - Fall of ground accident at Harmony`s

Release Date: 02/10/2008 09:57:37      Code(s): HAR
HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited - Fall of ground accident at Harmony`s
Elandsrand Gold Mine                                                            
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited                                             
Registration number 1950/038232/06                                              
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa                                    
ISIN: ZAE000015228                                                              
JSE share code: HAR                                                             
Fall of ground accident at Harmony`s Elandsrand Gold Mine                       
Johannesburg. Thursday, 2 October 2008. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited     
(Harmony) regretfully announces that a fall of ground accident at its Elandsrand
Gold Mine near Carletonville at 04h15 local time has resulted in the death of   
one mineworker.                                                                 
The incident occurred in the 102/37 W3 panel, approximately 2900m below surface.
Regrettably one person, a waterjet operator, has succumbed to his injuries.  No 
other employees were injured.                                                   
The workplace has been stopped and management together with the Department of   
Minerals and Energy have commenced investigations.                              
The name of the deceased person will be made known once his family has been     
notified.                                                                       
Harmony`s Chief Executive, Graham Briggs and his management team, express their 
sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and sympathy to those affected
by today`s tragic accident.                                                     
ends.                                                                           
Issued by Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited                                   
2 October 2008                                                                  
For more details contact:                                                       
Alwyn Pretorius                                                                 
Chief Operating Officer                                                         
North Region                                                                    
on +27 (0)82 806 0872                                                           
Graham Briggs                                                                   
Chief Executive Officer                                                         
on +27 (0)83 265 0274                                                           
or                                                                              
Marian van der Walt                                                             
Executive:  Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs                            
on +27 11 411 2037  or                                                          
+27 (0)82 888 1242                                                              
Sponsor                                                                         
Merrill Lynch South Africa (Pty) Limited                                        
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