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All employees safely returned to surface at Kusasalethu

Johannesburg, 13 January 2017: Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (“Harmony”) is pleased to advise that all employees have safely returned to surface at the Kusasalethu mine near Carletonville.

Employees returned to surface shortly before midnight last night following all-night discussions between management and union leadership. A thorough independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the illegal sit-in, which lasted nearly 48 hours, will be conducted. Production at the mine will proceed over the weekend.

Harmony CEO, Peter Steenkamp said: “We are pleased that a resolution has been reached and that all our employees have returned to surface safely.”

For more details contact:

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

Charmane Russell
Russell and Associates
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
+27(0) 82 372 5816 (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.