Harmony Gold Company which operates mines in South Africa and Papua New Guinea has reported eleven employee deaths on duty in the year ended June 2019.
A slight decline in the fatalities is observed from the reported 13 fatalities during the year 2018.

Fatalities have been reported to subsequent from the disregard of rules and behavior issues resulting to making mistakes according to Chief executive Peter Steenkamp who took over from Graham Briggs in 2016.

Harmony Gold has committed towards achieving “zero harm”, and to changing the behavior regarding safety issues within the mine.

Harmony reported an improvement of 17 percent in production, and is said to be scouting for new growth opportunities.

By Sinenhlanhla Nala