Harmony warns of lower gold output

2014-03-26 14:20

Harmony Gold Mining says it expects a drop of up to 25% in gold production for the quarter ended March 2014, sending its share price lower.

Harmony Gold stops operations after accidents

2014-02-07 10:30

Harmony Gold has stopped all its operations for a 24-hour safety shift after at least eight workers were killed in a rockfall and fire.

EFF blames ANC for mine deaths

2014-02-06 18:27

The ANC and mining bosses are to blame for the death of eight miners at Harmony Gold's Doornkop mine, the EFF has said.


Miners mourn Harmony tragedy

2014-02-06 16:54

Miners of Harmony Gold's Doornkop mine mourn their colleagues who died in a mining accident.

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Miner still missing at Harmony

2014-02-06 15:30

One miner is still missing after a fire broke out at Harmony Gold's Doornkop gold mine, west of Johannesburg, the National Union of Mineworkers says.

Bodies of 8 miners found after mine fire

2014-02-06 07:09

Rescue workers have located the bodies of eight of the nine miners who were missing after a fire broke out at Harmony Gold's Doornkop mine.

Race on to rescue missing miners

2014-02-05 14:16

Emergency workers are racing to rescue nine miners still missing deep underground in a burning gold mine west of Johannesburg.

Higher rand gold prices could help Harmony

2014-02-03 09:46

Harmony Gold posted a loss in the second quarter of its financial year, hit by a lower bullion price and production problems at its key Khusalethu mine.

Gold mining strike on hold

2014-01-22 17:47

A planned strike by Amcu in the gold sector has been delayed when the ruling on an application to prevent it was postponed by the Johannesburg Labour Court.


The government says there is no need for foreign investors to worry over planned strikes in the platinum and gold mining sectors, according to a report.

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Harmony Gold miner found dead

2013-09-11 15:01

A miner at Harmony Gold's Kusasalethu mine has been found dead.

Harmony Gold operations back to normal

2013-09-09 09:42

Harmony Gold says operations at all its mines have returned to normal after striking miners resumed work.

Gold mine strike fizzling out

2013-09-06 14:39

Some gold miners have ended their strike for higher wages after just three days, bolstering confidence that the strike could be formally called off.

Mines must give big increases - NUM

2013-08-30 18:05

The National Union of Mineworkers has dismissed as "a joke" the offer made by mining companies, as it prepares for strike action.

Gold strike can be averted - chamber

2013-08-29 23:12

The Chamber of Mines says no official notice of planned strike action in the gold mining sector has been received, adding that it wants to avoid industrial action.

Solidarity to consult members on wages

2013-08-28 09:56

Solidarity has asked the Chamber of Mines for more time to consult its members about the new wage offer made by gold producers on Tuesday, it said.

Gold sector pay talks continue

2013-07-24 12:29

The National Union of Mineworkers says negotiations with the Chamber of Mines are resuming to broker a wage deal.

Price pinch hits SA's fading gold sector

2013-07-08 08:45

The sun is setting on an industry that has produced a third of the world's bullion but today is crushed between a toppling price and climbing costs.

Miner killed in Harmony Gold fire

2013-04-25 15:45

An underground fire at Harmony Gold's Phakisa mine has left one worker dead, the company says.

Shabangu makes progress in mine talks

2013-02-25 20:15

Mine stakeholders have agreed on a framework to restore calm in the industry, after a wave of violent wildcat strikes swept across the mining sector.

Harmony workers to protest at mine

2013-01-24 07:29

Workers at Harmony Gold's Kusasalethu mine plan to protest against retrenchments and a lock-out from hostels.

Harmony miners denied access to hostels

2013-01-09 07:17

More than 500 mineworkers who left Harmony Gold's Kusasalethu hostels to go and buy food have not been allowed back in, with the company saying the mine is closed.

Harmony surprises with sterling earnings

2012-11-07 08:22

SA’s third largest bullion producer has posted a dramatic turnaround in first-quarter earnings as it cashed in on rand gold prices hovering at quarterly highs.

Chamber set for gold sector talks

2012-10-24 17:00

Gold mining companies and trade unions will meet at the Chamber of Mines about labour turbulence in the mining sector.


Harmony gets new chief operating officer

2014-03-03 16:30

Harmony Gold has appointed Alwyn Pretorius as its chief operating officer and CEO Graham Briggs says he hands-on, young and energetic.

2 more miners die at Harmony mines

2014-02-07 09:38

Two more miners have died in accidents at two different Harmony Gold mines - just hours after the bodies of eight missing miners were found following a fire at Harmony's Doornkop gold mine.

Doornkop not operational: Shabangu

2014-02-06 17:39

Operations at Harmony Gold's Doornkop mine will stop until it has been declared safe, says Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu.


Miners mourn Harmony tragedy

2014-02-06 16:34

Miners of Harmony Gold's Doornkop mine mourn their colleagues who died in a mining accident.

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Miner deaths unfortunate - Chamber of Mines

2014-02-06 12:24

The deaths of eight miners at Harmony Gold's Doornkop gold mine was unfortunate, the Chamber of Mines says.

Harmony fire: Numsa wants answers

2014-02-05 19:23

Numsa is calling for a probe into a fire at Harmony's Doornkop mine, adding that the union hopes the nine missing workers would be brought to surface alive.

Fire breaks out in mine, 9 missing

2014-02-05 08:40

Nine miners are unaccounted for after a fire broke out at Harmony Gold's Doornkop mine, the company says.

Amcu vows to continue fight to strike

2014-01-30 13:45

Amcu says the fight for a right to strike in the country's gold mines will continue, after a ruling prohibiting a planned strike to go ahead.

Miner killed in tramming accident

2014-01-22 16:40

A miner working at Harmony Gold's Masimong mine near Welkom, in the Free State, has died in a tramming accident.

Harmony hits gold on increased production

2013-11-08 09:46

Harmony Gold Mining Company has posted a quarterly profit after two previous quarterly losses as it improved output and grades.

Harmony Gold faces legal action over pay

2013-09-09 19:43

Solidarity says it is considering legal action against Harmony Gold for failing to pay back medical fund deductions amounting to about R4m.

Harmony warns about jobs as strike ends

2013-09-08 17:04

A gold miners' strike has ended after workers accepted the final pay offer from Harmony Gold, but CEO Graham Briggs says more labour strife will impact on jobs.

NUM set for gold sector strike

2013-09-02 16:45

The National Union of Mineworkers says its members will strike until gold mine employers revise their pay offer.

Strike to hit gold sector

2013-08-30 14:30

The National Union of Mineworkers has served major gold miners with a notice of a strike over pay demands.

NUM mulls strike in gold sector

2013-08-29 18:29

The National Union of Mineworkers is in talks with its members about the possibility of embarking on a strike in the gold sector.

Gold employers make final pay offer

2013-08-27 19:55

Gold mining companies are offering a basic wage increase from 6% to 6.5% to all labour unions within the sector, the Chamber of Mines says.

How much is a living wage for miners?

2013-07-11 10:38

As mining sector wage talks get under way and demands for a living wage have become a battle cry, the vexing question is what figure this should be set at.

Mining deal on the cards for SA

2013-07-02 16:25

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has reconvened a meeting of major players in the mining sector, where an agreement is expected to be signed, his office says.

Gold stocks rally as rand tanks

2013-05-30 17:51

Gold stocks have rallied with Harmony Gold mine soaring nearly 20% on the combination of a firmer gold price and rand weakness.

Fire rages at Harmony Gold mine

2013-04-24 20:27

Harmony Gold has halted operations at its Phakisa mine, following an underground fire that has left at least one person missing, the company says.

Blast at Harmony kills mineworker

2013-02-06 17:11

Investigations are under way at Harmony Gold after a blasting accident claimed the life of one mineworker, the company says.

Controversy over closure of Harmony mine

2013-01-09 18:30

Workers at Harmony Gold's Kusasalethu mine were not formally told about the closure of the operation, a worker's representative says.

Security alert after miners' murders

2012-11-23 10:00

Police and mine security are on alert following the killing of two miners at Harmony's Kusasalethu mine near Carletonville.

AngloGold sacks 12 000 defiant miners

2012-10-24 18:06

AngloGold Ashanti sacked 12 000 wildcat strikers who defied a deadline to return to work, the latest company to resort to mass firings.

Miners launch silicosis case

2012-10-04 16:19

Thirty-one former miners launched a case against AngloGold Ashanti, saying they contracted the lung disease silicosis while working in its shafts.

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