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Elandsrand becomes Kusasalethu

Historic mine set to write a new page in its history

Elandsrand. Friday, 19 February 2010. On 23 February 2010, a historic mining operation will take the best from its past and work towards a safe and productive future under a new identity and name. The Elandsrand mine of Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (Harmony), which dates back to 1968, is undergoing a significant cultural shift and correspondingly, is changing its name to Kusasalethu, a Zulu word meaning ‘our future’.

Elandsrand, which employs over 5 000 people, has an estimated life of mine of 28 years, which means operations could continue to the year 2037.

The mine is entrenching its renewed focus on improved safety and production within the context of a caring environment. The new culture, which is endorsed by both management and unions, revolves around five core values:

  1. Safety is our first priority
  2. Accountability for results
  3. Relationships based on respect
  4. Honesty
  5. Rewards for excellence

Alwyn Pretorius, Chief Operating Officer: North Region, is very clear in this approach: “This new identity is more than a renaming exercise. It is about creating a safe and productive work culture within a fundamentally caring environment, in which the people of Kusasalethu can develop and thrive. We hold in our hands the potential for great hope and prosperity - we must use it well.”

For more details contact:

Esha Brijmohan
Investor Relations Officer
on +27(0)82 759 1775

Marian van der Walt
Executive: Corporate and Investor Relations
+27(0)82 888 1242

Alwyn Pretorius
Chief Operating Officer: North Region
+27 (0)82 806 0872

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