In May 2015, the Departments of Health, the DMR, Chamber of Mines, and the Gold Working Group, joined hands and Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, [Minister of Health] launched Project Ku-Riha to settle some 105 000 unpaid lung disease claims in Southern Africa.
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited then also launched the Harmony Kuriha RECONNECT initiative, in collaboration with TEBA, to trace and stay in contact with former Harmony employees in South Africa as well in the SADC countries.
Former employees of Harmony are encouraged to visit their nearest TEBA office to update their details and to find out if they have unpaid benefits for occupational lung disease.
Harmony would like to encourage the public to spread the word and inform their loved ones about the RECONNECT initiative.
If anyone is asked to pay for this service, phone the Harmony Anti-Fraud Hotline: 0822 21 23 39 or the TEBA Anti-Fraud hotline: 0800 87 22 14.