294 unlawful miners charged

ACCORDING to the Gold Miner, in the last two weeks 294 illegal miners have been brought to surface at the Eiland shaft.

ACCORDING to the Gold Miner, in the last two weeks 294 illegal miners have been brought to surface at the Eiland shaft.

"They were charged and will be criminally prosecuted," Harmony Gold said. "We continue to address the issue of criminal mining on a daily basis together with the police, the department of justice, the National Prosecuting Authority and other affected mining companies," Harmony Gold's CEO Graham Briggs said.

Initiatives instituted by Harmony included tightened security at shaft heads; daily search operations underground; and improved access control measures, Briggs said.

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