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harmonyANA reports that Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu mine near Carletonville in Gauteng is back to full production following temporary closure in August as government investigated the cause of a seismic event that killed five workers.  

Operations at the mine were halted following a seismic event that resulted in a fall of ground on 25 August.  Five employees were trapped as a result and their bodies were only recovered at least a week later.   A memorial service was held for them on 4 September and they were laid to rest that weekend.  Harmony’s Lauren Fourie said on Tuesday that the mine was now back to full production, although the loss on production would only be calculated later in the year.  Fourie referred further questions about the investigation of the accident to the Department of Mineral Resources, but it was not available for comment on whether it had completed its investigation or what it had found.

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