Striking mineworkers at Lonmin's Marikana are expected to give feedback this morning to their representatives on whether they accept the wage proposal tabled by management last night.
The offer follows talks with stakeholders at Mooinooi outside Rustenburg.
CCMA National Senior Commissioner Afszul Soobedaar says the parties involved in the talks have made good progress. The talks are to continue after a report back to the striking workers. Lonmin refused to disclose the offer it made. But the miners are demanding a pay rise to R12 500.
The illegal strike at the world's third largest platinum producer has been rocked by violence and intimidation. Forty five people have already died; the latest victim is was an NUM shop steward.
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) says it is saddened by the death. The victim was hacked to death earlier this week and his body was found dumped near the venue where the striking miners usually gather. The union has identified the man as Dumisani Ntinti.
CCMA National Senior Commissioner Afszul Soobedaar says the parties involved in the talks have made good progress
NUM spokesperson, Lesiba Seshoka, says: "The worker . we are told . was taken from his home and taken on to the hill top, where he was hacked because he went to work and that is his only problem they had with him.
"Clearly we are having a very violent environment in Marikana and we are saying to our members, they should not go to work, it is not safe to do so until there is sufficient security that will protect them".