Tshepong Operations hosted about 8750 employees at Tshepong Hostel in Odendaalsrus.

“As an organised labour representative representing the interests of employees, I am very humbled that Harmony is making sure that our employees are well informed about their Safety & Health through initiatives like these. We are committed in giving the company our full support in making sure that our employees comply with Safety and Health standards.”- NUM Health and Safety Secretary, Abby Hlakoana

Key speakers:

  • DMR – Tefo Phahla
  • Organised labour
  • CEO, Peter Steenkamp
  • COO, Beyers Nel
  • 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.