File: A gold mine. AFP/Rodger Bosch
JOHANNESBURG - Harmony Gold is the latest local miner to announce soaring profits.
It has posted a more than three-fold rise in first-half profit and reinstated its dividend.
The profits are thanks largely to a surge in the gold price.
Gold output for the six months to end December was eight-percent greater.
Harmony declared after-tax profit of R5,8-billion compared with R1,3-billion in the same period a year earlier.