26 MAY 2008
Assmang Limited recently announced that the 10 million tons per annum (“mtpa”) Khumani Iron Ore Mine (“Khumani”) has been completed on time and within budget.
Assmang Limited does not believe that any workers at its Cato Ridge plant have manganism, on the basis of expert medical diagnoses received. Assmang has fully supported all employees who were initially diagnosed with manganism. From the time they were put off work, in some cases more than a year ago, they have received full salaries and benefits, as well as medical assistance from Assmang.
25 APRIL 2008
Assmang Limited has resumed ferromanganese production on Furnace 2 at its
Cato Ridge Works. This follows a small burn through on the shell of the furnace
on Saturday, 19 April 2008. Repairs to the furnace were completed yesterday
following which the Department of Labour lifted its prohibition order.
24 APRILl 2008
Assmang Limited is in discussion with the Department of Labour regarding the
lifting of the prohibition on the operation of Furnace 2 at its Cato Ridge
Works. The prohibition was imposed as from 22 April 2008 following a small burn
through on the shell of the furnace. . Assmang Cato Ridge Works had shut down
the furnace on Saturday, 19 April 2008 immediately following the burn through.
14 APRIL 2008
Four out of six furnaces at Assmang Limited’s Cato Ridge Works are now in
ferromanganese production, following the Department of Labour’s lifting of the
prohibition order on two more furnaces on Friday, 11 April 2008. The furnaces
were started up on Monday, 14 April 2008.
8 APRIL 2008
Assmang Limited has resumed ferromanganese production with the recommissioning
of one of its six furnaces at its Cato Ridge Works, outside Durban, KwaZulu
Natal. The Department of Labour gave the go-ahead on Friday, 4 April 2008 for
the first furnace to be recommissioned.
25 August 2003
Further to the press comment following disclosure in Kumba’s results
announcement, dated 22 August 2003, of the heads of agreement (the
“agreement”) entered into between Kumba and Assmang (the “parties”),
both Kumba and Assmang wish to provide the following clarification in relation