To date, Harmony has been able to assist more than 3,000 certified employees and ex-employees with their outstanding compensation claims to the value of R81,528,084.
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (Harmony) is pleased to report good progress was made by its initiative to reconnect with former employees. To date, Harmony has been able to assist more than 3,000 certified employees and ex-employees with their outstanding compensation claims to the value of R81,528,084.
Harmony’s RECONNECT initiative, launched in collaboration with TEBA to trace and stay in contact with former Harmony employees from the major labour-sending areas, is aligned to the national Department of Health’s Project Ku-Riha that was launched in mid-2015. The aim of Project Ku-Riha is to improve the system of compensation for mineworkers who suffer from occupational lung disease, to address the related claims backlog and to ensure that claims are paid more speedily and efficiently.
Harmony’s initial RECONNECT initiative already covered the following pilot areas
The initiative was also extended to Welkom/Matjhabeng during June and July 2017 using the Letsetse Secondary School as an administration base. The initiative will also be rolled out to the Eastern Cape and North West.
From 1 August 2017, TEBA took over management of the administration process. Former employees or their dependants wanting to update their contact details and find out if they have unpaid occupational lung disease benefits due to them, should contact: TEBA: 011 353 6170
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.
This is a free service and Harmony would like to encourage the public to spread the word about the RECONNECT initiative. If you are asked to pay, please phone the Harmony Anti-Fraud Hotline on 0800 21 23 39 or the TEBA Anti-Fraud Hotline on 0800 87 22 14.
For more RECONNECT information, you can also contact us:
T: 0800 58 74 42/0800kuriha (toll free in South Africa)
RECONNECT will be rolled out to other areas in the Eastern Cape and Mozambique in due course.