Underground mineworkers at Kusasalethu mine refuse to return to surface
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
Registration number 1950/038232/06
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa
JSE share code: HAR
(“Harmony” or “the company”)
Underground mineworkers at Kusasalethu mine refuse to return to
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited ("Harmony") advises that about
1700 mineworkers, representing yesterday?s day shift at its
Kusasalethu mine, remain underground and they are refusing to
return to surface.
Demands from the underground mineworkers, led by AMCU union
representatives, include the withdrawal of the suspension of the
578 employees including contractors which were suspended on
Wednesday, 19 December 2012. Talks with the employees and AMCU
representatives are ongoing in order to resolve the situation.
Tom Smith, chief operating officer of Harmony commented: "Safety
and health is our first priority and we will do our utmost to
ensure the mineworkers return to surface safely”.
For more details contact:
Investor Relations Officer
+27 (0) 82 759 1775 (mobile)
21 December 2012
J.P. Morgan Equities South Africa Proprietary Limited.
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