A new era for the Ernest Oppenheimer Hospital
- 17 November 2016
Johannesburg, Thursday, 17 November 2016: Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (Harmony) is pleased to announce the formal hand over of the Ernest Oppenheimer Hospital (EOH) in Welkom (Free State), to RH Capital Managers, following the successful conclusion of the related sale transaction.
The official handover function held today at the hospital was attended by Mr Nkosinjani Speelman, mayor of the Matjhabeng Local Municipality, Dr Nkateko Munisi, chairman of RH Capital Managers and Peter Steenkamp, chief executive officer of Harmony.
The conclusion of this transaction will ensure that the hospital will endure for years to come and continue to serve the needs of the communities of Matjhabeng and of the surrounding areas.
Peter Steenkamp noted, “The Ernest Oppenheimer Hospital, which is an outstanding health care facility, has served the mining industry in the Free State and broader communities for well over half a century. I am sure that it will continue to do so for another half century or more. We at Harmony are particularly proud of the part we have been privileged to play in the hospital’s development.”
“The sale and transfer of this hospital are in line with our social values. We are confident that in transferring ownership and management of this hospital to RH Capital Managers, who are well placed to operate a medical facility, the people of Matjhabeng and its surroundings will continue to be served.”
Said Dr Nkateko Munisi, “We are honoured to now be responsible for this renowned hospital, which is an institution in the Free State gold mining industry. We are committed to maintaining the high standards of healthcare the hospital is known for and to serving the people in the communities in and around Matjhabeng.”