Motlanthe upbeat on mine rescue talks

2013-06-14 13:20

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says the government, mining houses and trade unions will leave no stone unturned in their bid to resolve problem issues.

Miner dies at Harmony Gold

2013-05-16 13:37

Operations have come to a halt at a section of Harmony Gold's Kusasalethu mine after a rail accident left one miner dead, the company says.

Harmony earnings dive on mine closure

2013-05-03 07:57

Gold producer Harmony Gold slumped to a loss in third-quarter earnings after the temporary closure of one of its mines ate into its quarterly production.

Harmony to reopen Kusasalethu mine

2013-02-14 12:41

Harmony Gold's Kusasalethu mine‚ which has been closed since December, will re-open following the successful conclusion of an agreement with unions.

Harmony earnings weather strike storm

2013-02-04 08:04

Harmony Gold says its second-quarter earnings were higher, despite a 9% fall in output after violence at its Kusasalethu mine forced it to halt the operation.

Amcu, miners seek interdict

2013-01-23 07:59

The High Court in Johannesburg is scheduled to hear an urgent application to grant miners access to Harmony Gold's Kusasalethu mine hostel.

Harmony, labour work to end crisis

2013-01-20 11:09

A resolution to safeguard the livelihood of 6 200 workers and the future of a potentially lucrative mine seems likely following talks between Harmony Gold and unions.

Harmony Gold warns of retrenchments

2013-01-15 09:14

Harmony Gold's Kusasalethu mine is in a dire position as a result of unprotected labour action last year, a report says.

Harmony may shutdown troubled mine

2013-01-07 10:18

Mining group Harmony Gold says it has started a labour process which may result in the closing of the Kusasalethu mine and possible retrenchments.

Harmony delays reopening of Kusasalethu

2013-01-04 10:46

Harmony Gold has decided to delay the post-festive season reopening of Kusasalethu mine to review its financial and operational status after strikes, a report says.

Harmony mineworkers stage sit-in

2012-12-21 08:32

Harmony Gold says about 1 700 mineworkers at its Kusasalethu mine near Carletonville remain underground and are refusing to return to surface.

Unrest flares up at Harmony Gold mine

2012-12-20 12:54

Police and mine security firing rubber bullets dispersed protesting workers at a mine run by Harmony Gold, in the latest flare-up of labour unrest in the sector.

Harmony pleased by miners' return

2012-10-25 09:44

Harmony Gold says it is "pleased and encouraged" that workers at its Kusasalethu operations abided by the ultimatum to return to work to avoid being fired.

Harmony workers get ultimatum

2012-10-23 14:42

Harmony Gold has issued an ultimatum to 5 400 striking miners at its Kusasalethu operations, near Carletonville, to return to work or be fired.

We want money, demand miners

2012-10-16 15:01

Defiant gold miners have vowed to extend their strike for months to come unless pay demands are met, after wage negotiations broke down.

Mine labour strife continues

2012-10-15 18:06

Several wildcat strikes in the mining sector continue, with companies taking a firmer stance by firing workers or abandoning talks to end labour disputes.

Two killed in Harmony mine blast

2012-09-13 09:16

Harmony Gold Mining Company has confirmed the deaths of two contract workers in an underground explosion at its Joel mine in the Free State.

Gold miners slapped with lawsuit

2012-08-21 10:21

First papers have been filed in a potential class action suit against SA gold mining firms, on behalf of thousands of workers who contracted a lung disease.

Briggs stays on as Harmony CEO

2012-07-23 10:05

Harmony Gold Mining Company says CEO Graham Briggs‚ who would have retired next year, has agreed to remain in his current position for a further four years.

Falling output hurts SA gold miners

2012-05-07 14:31

SA gold producers are expected to report lower quarterly earnings, with production knocked as safety stoppages continue to sting, a Reuters poll shows.

Share ownership plan for Harmony employees

2012-03-15 09:34

Mining company Harmony Gold has introduced an employee share ownership plan to benefit around 33 000 employees, the miner says.


Peaceful strikes at Harmony mine

2013-09-04 16:12

Harmony Gold's management has commended workers for maintaining peace during their strike.

Mining sector rescue talks commence

2013-06-14 11:15

Mining houses and trade union top officials have arrived for a meeting with Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe in a bid to resolve problems facing the sector.

Miners fear impact of union wage hikes

2013-05-03 11:30

Mine unions may obtain double-digit pay increases this year that companies can ill afford, Harmony Gold said as it posted losses caused by labour unrest.

Output down 15% at Harmony Gold

2013-04-08 17:30

Harmony Gold Mining says that gold production for the quarter ended March 2013 will be approximately 15% lower than the previous quarter.

Striking Harmony workers set to return

2013-02-04 14:24

Workers at Harmony Gold's Kusasalethu mine, which closed since late last year due to labour violence, could start returning to work next week, the CEO says.

Harmony workers plan to protest

2013-01-24 07:56

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

SA to miss 5 million jobs target

2013-01-22 10:09

SA will likely not create 5 million jobs by 2020, given labour strife and strained relations between the state and private firms, says a deputy minister.

Nationalise Amplats mines - Amcu

2013-01-17 13:03

The government should nationalise Anglo Platinum if it continues with the proposed retrenchment of 14 000 workers to see if it will work on a small scale, union Amcu says.

Harmony miners denied access to hostels

2013-01-09 07:58

More than 500 mineworkers were not allowed into Harmony Gold's Kusasalethu hostels in Carletonville on Tuesday night, a workers' representative says.

Harmony to brief on troubled mine

2013-01-07 09:48

Harmony Gold says it will hold a briefing on the outcome of a review of its troubled Kusasalethu mine, the scene of violent protests and an illegal strike last month.

Sit-in ends at Harmony mine

2012-12-23 14:25

About 1700 workers who participated in a sit-in at Harmony's Kusasalethu mine has returned to surface following demands that suspended employees be reinstated.

Unrest leaves 10 injured at Harmony mine

2012-12-20 18:56

Ten workers have been injured at a mine run by Harmony Gold in the latest flare-up of labour unrest in the sector.

Fatality at Harmony's Tshepong mine

2012-12-10 08:27

An employee was fatally injured in an underground trackless vehicle accident at its Tshepong mine near Welkom‚ Harmony Gold says.

NUM makes pay deal breakthrough

2012-10-25 11:03

The National Union of Mineworkers says it has reached a wage deal with the Chamber of Mines that raises gold miners' pay by a cumulative 11% - 20.8%.

Harmony Kusasalethu miners back at work

2012-10-25 07:42

Harmony Gold, SA’s third-largest gold producer, says most striking workers have responded to an ultimatum and are back at work.

Gold Fields: Workers returning

2012-10-16 16:21

Up to 70% of the workforce at Gold Fields' Beatrix one, two and three shafts have started returning to work, says the company spokesperson.

NUM seeks new talks with chamber

2012-10-15 18:06

The SA Chamber of Mines should return to the negotiating table after declaring an impasse, says the National Union of Mineworkers.

Gold mining strike talks stall

2012-10-15 16:06

Individual gold mining companies will have to find new ways to end the unprotected strike in the sector after talks at the SA Chamber of Mines stalled.

Pan African profits up 69.17%

2012-09-27 12:08

Pan African Resources has reported a 69.17% rise in headline earnings per share to 2.03 pence for the year ended June 2012.

Harmony aims to ramp up output

2012-08-29 09:46

Harmony Gold, the world's fifth-largest gold producer, says it aims to boost production by 45% in the next four years.

Harmony stock plummets

2012-08-20 13:13

Harmony’s shares have dropped nearly 4% in early trade‚ taking losses to more than 8% since last Thursday when SA’s third-largest gold producer posted results below analysts’ estimates.

Harmony 'starves out' illegal miners

2012-07-26 08:07

Harmony Gold has taken the drastic step of banning all food underground to cut supply lines to illegal miners used to staying deep in the mines for months on end.

Harmony lifts earnings on tax credit

2012-05-09 08:43

Gold producer Harmony Gold has reported third-quarter earnings that far exceeded expectations because of a deferred tax credit that flowed to its bottom line.

Old Free State mine shaft rehabilitated

2012-03-28 10:24

The rehabilitation of one of the oldest and richest mine shafts in the Free State goldfields region has been completed, according to a report.

Harmony Gold eyes HK listing

2012-03-13 13:29

Gold miner Harmony says it will consider a Hong Kong listing once its major Wafi-Golpu project in Papua New Guinea is up and running.

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