HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED - Harmony reports two positive COVID-19 cases at KalgoldRelease Date: 20/05/2020 13:39:00 Code(s): HAR PDF(s):
Harmony reports two positive COVID-19 cases at Kalgold
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”)
HARMONY REPORTS TWO POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES AT KALGOLD
Johannesburg, Wednesday, 20 May 2020. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(“Harmony” or the Company”) confirms that two employees of a contractor at
the Company’s Kalgold gold mine near Mafikeng in South Africa’s North West
province have tested positive for the Coronavirus (“COVID-19”).
The individuals, both of whom were asymptomatic, were identified as positive
through the Company’s joint testing process conducted in collaboration with
the Department of Health. Harmony will continue its routine screening and
testing at the mine in line with its COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedure.
Both individuals have been isolated and are receiving medical care. The
process of tracing possible contacts is underway, with all of those
identified either self-quarantining or quarantining at a company facility
for 14 days.
Kalgold employs approximately 600 people, the majority of whom have been
tested. While mining at Kalgold has largely been suspended, the plant
continues to operate and employees who have tested negative for COVID-19
have returned to work. Kalgold’s production represents 3% of Harmony’s total
In compliance with regulation and/or agreement, the Departments of Health
and Minerals Resources and Energy, the National Institute for Communicable
Diseases and the Minerals Council South Africa have been informed.
Please refer to Harmony’s website www.harmony.co.za/responsibility/covid-19 for
more information on the processes and measures that have been adopted by
the Company to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company will
continue to use its website to share information on its COVID-19 positive
“Every effort is made at our mines to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19
virus. We thank the Department of Health for its assistance with the testing
at Kalgold and will only return to full production at the mine once it is
safe to do so,” said Peter Steenkamp, chief executive officer of Harmony.
Group communications manager
083 722 5467
Executive Director: Corporate Affairs
082 767 1072
Marian van der Walt
Executive: Corporate and Investor Relations
+27 (0) 82 888 1242
Moeketsi Max Manoeli
Senior Investor Relations Coordinator
+27 (0) 82 759 1775
Johannesburg, South Africa
20 May 2020
J.P. Morgan Equities South Africa Proprietary Limited
Date: 20-05-2020 01:39:00
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