More South African mines have been hit by unprotected wage strikes.
Mineworkers in the platinum, gold and coal sectors in several provinces have downed tools, demanding monthly salaries of between R12 500 and R16 000. Most of the mineworkers have chosen to represent themselves, ignoring existing labour processes.
Management at Goldfields KDC West in Carletonville, on
Goldfields said it had evicted the strikers as the hostels were increasingly getting violent and were being used by the strikers to plan illegal activity.
Anglo American Platinum in Rustenburg in the North warned yesterday that security had worsened. One person has been reported dead.
As many as 75 000 miners, or 15% of the country's mining sector's total workforce, are on wildcat strikes, threatening the already shaky growth of