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A settlement for miners suffering from silicosis will be a better option than litigation, says Graham Briggs, convenor of the Occupational Lung Disease Working Group.
Harmony Gold's gold production and gold sold have increased quarter-on-quarter the company says at its latest results announcement.
Illegal mining at Kusasalethu posed a real threat to health, safety and the viability of the mine, says Harmony Gold.
The experience of Harmony Gold provides a warning for investors and traders banking on the platinum sector making a swift recovery from the crippling five-month strike.
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.
The mining industry is well known for its protracted and violent strikes, but now it is also proving to be fatal with at least 26 people found dead in February.
South Africa hosts the annual Africa mining conference, but the country is a hard sell at its own party as foreign investors raise a number of concerns.
A miner working at Harmony Gold's Masimong mine near Welkom, in the Free State, has died in a tramming accident.
Mining companies facing class action from mine workers who contracted silicosis on South Africa’s gold mines, remain hopeful that there will be an out of court settlement.
The news that Graham Briggs will retire as chief executive and board member of Harmony Gold after seven years at the helm, has sent its shares tumbling.
The experience of Harmony Gold provides a warning for investors and metals traders banking on SA's platinum sector making a swift recovery from the strike.
Harmony Gold fell to a steep fourth-quarter loss because of a R1.4bn write-down on an expansion project at its Phakisa operation.
Harmony Gold has appointed Alwyn Pretorius as its chief operating officer and CEO Graham Briggs says he hands-on, young and energetic.
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.
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.
The situation is frustrating, to put it mildly. The gold price has blasted through US$1 500/oz but gold equities have dropped across the board in response and South African gold equities in particular remain stuck in a rut of underperformance.
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