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Kusasalethu employees embark on an illegal strike

Johannesburg, Monday 13 November 2017. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (“Harmony” and/or “the Company”) regrets to advise that employees at its Kusasalethu mine have embarked on an illegal strike. Harmony will approach the Labour Court today for an urgent interdict against the strike.

Employees at the mine did not report to work on Sunday evening following an ultimatum issued to employees to return to work which was in reaction to an illegal stay away on Friday. The illegal strike by employees is in response to the dismissal of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union’s (AMCU) branch leadership, following a number of reported incidents of illegal industrial action towards the beginning of calendar year 2017.

The dismissal of the branch leadership follows an extensive legal disciplinary process followed by management.

Management continues to engage with the leadership of AMCU to address the current illegal industrial action.

“We appeal to employees to return to work and strongly condemn any act of violence or intimidation. It is important that discipline at the mine be restored to ensure the sustainability of the mine,” Peter Steenkamp, CEO of Harmony said.

For more details contact:

Lauren Fourie
Investor Relations Manager
+27 (0) 71 607 1498 (mobile)

Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (Harmony), a world-class gold mining and exploration company, has operations and assets in South Africa and Papua New Guinea (PNG). Harmony, which has more than 60 years’ experience in the industry, is the third largest gold producer in South Africa. Our assets include one open pit mine and several exploration tenements in PNG, as well as 9 underground mines and 1 open pit operation and several surface sources in South Africa. In addition, we own 50% of the significant Golpu project in a joint venture in PNG.

The company’s primary stock exchange listing is on the JSE with a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange. The bulk of our shareholders are in South Africa and the United States. Additional information on the company is available on the corporate website, www.harmony.co.za.