Kusasalethu hosted about 4000 employees at their operation.

“When you gamble with safety, you gamble with your own life. Genuine care for our safety at all times is important. Take leadership in safety, if you see something wrong, it’s your responsibility to fix it. Everyone should have a desire to always improve on safety, as it may just save your life, and a mindset to always look at continually improving.”-  Solidarity representative

Key speakers:

  • DMR – Mpho Litlhakanyane
  • Organised labour
  • CEO, Peter Steenkamp
  • Health Executive, Dr. Tumi Legobye
  • Safety and Technology Executive, Thomas van den Berg

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Harmony Gold Mining Company hosted safety days across all operations in October, spreading the Zero Harm mandate far and wide to all employees.

Each of the days were filled with entertainment performances such as dancers, and an industrial theatre shows highlighting the importance of safety. The performances and speeches were all done in line with the Minerals Council safety mandate. Employees were also encouraged to participate in certain health tests, to help prevent serious illnesses at a later stage in life, and were encouraged to test for the top 5 diseases that may affect them including prostate and cervical cancer. They were also reminded about the importance of working safely and managing their health so that they return home to their families and communities.

To incentivise safety, question and answer rounds were held and employees could win spot prizes such as LED TVs, microwave ovens and cellphones if they answered questions on safety correctly.

“Harmony’s approach to safety is in line with our number one value of safety. This is a moral imperative and we’re on an uncompromising goal to achieve Zero Harm. Our employees must go back to their families and communities unharmed on a daily basis.” said Peter Steenkamp, CEO of Harmony Gold.