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4 hrs ago | Reuters

UPDATE 1-South Africa platinum strike talks to continue Thursday

Marathon talks aimed at ending a crippling three-month strike in South Africa's platinum sector will resume on Thursday after the world's top producers and union AMCU spent two days haggling over an offer tabled last week by the companies.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Hispanic Business

Market Comment: Pharmaceutical Stocks Lead Ftse Higher On M&a

With little in the way of economic data to provide focus, and in the absence of a further deterioration of the political situation in , investor sentiment remains positive.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Iol.co.za

Marikana: 'Mr X' set to testify

The commission, led by retired judge Ian Farlam, is probing the deaths of 44 people at Lonmin's platinum mining operations in Marikana, near Rustenburg, North West.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Indybay.org

"Miners Shot Down" Berkeley Screening To Benefit Striking SA Platinum Miners

Suggested donation: $10, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Proceeds will be sent to currently striking platinum miners' strike fund in Rustenburg.

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Iol.co.za

Respect legitimate wage demands

With the continuing strike in the mining industry, all the pressure is on the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, Amcu, to be reasonable, and call off the action.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Iol.co.za

Fireworks missing at Cashbuild

Cashbuild, South Africa's worst-performing stock this month, said anti-government protests, strikes at platinum mines and the fallout from an unsecured lending boom will restrain sales growth.

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Iol.co.za

Study reveals which retailer offers the best prices

A study to reveal the cheapest retailer will definitely send some companies back to the drawing board.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Mail & Guardian

Marikana cops 'not happy' with command

Mpembe took over from Lieutenant Colonel Omphile Joseph Merafe, North West's provincial public order police commander, on August 13 2012, the day that two police officers and three miners were killed during a violent clash between protesting miners and police.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Mail & Guardian

Marikana commission: Farlam to rule on police witness Mr X

Marikana commission chairperson Ian Farlam says his decision on allowing Mr X to testify in camera will be made public on Tuesday.

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Mail & Guardian

Striking Amcu miners fall behind on ARV treatment

In a letter explaining benefits the company offers miners, Lonmin says striking Amcu members are falling behind on their antiretroviral treatments.

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Iol.co.za

Anglo mulls sale of strike-hit mines

Anglo American's chief executive has hinted that the mining titan is looking to offload its strike-hit South African platinum mines to concentrate on open-cast extraction.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

Market Wire

Platinum Group Reports Q2 2014 Financial and Operating Results

Platinum Group Metals Ltd. reports the Company's financial results for the six months ended February 28, 2014.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Market Wire

Platinum Group Reports Q2 2014 Financial and Operating Results

Platinum Group Metals Ltd. reports the Company's financial results for the six months ended February 28, 2014.

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News24

ANC 'chose NUM members for Parliament'

There seems to be a lot of "noise" about NUM members appearing on the ANC's list for the National Assembly, the union's deputy president Piet Matosa said on Friday.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Mail & Guardian

Editorial: Strikes need impartial mediation

The strikes that have paralysed the platinum mines in the Rustenburg area and Limpopo are entering their third month and all the indications are that positions on both sides of the dispute are hardening.

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Mail & Guardian

Miners dig deep as strike wears on

Kanana's miners are being hounded by creditors and their childrens' school fees are unpaid, but breaking the strike is out of the question.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Globe and Mail

South Africa's platinum strike will hasten restructuring

As a strike by South African platinum miners enters its eleventh week, the likelihood that employers will bow to demands for better pay is receding and a drastic overhaul of the loss-making industry is looking more inevitable.

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Sun Apr 06, 2014

Mail & Guardian

Platinum town gripped by fear and hunger

"Our lives are in danger. It is peaceful during the day but when the sun sets we wonder who will be next," says Agrippa Phiri.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

Mail & Guardian

Platinum sector: Longest strike eases the way for layoffs

As the longest strike in South Africa's history continues on the troubled platinum belt, it may have presented Anglo American Platinum with an opportunity to finish what it started last year and retrench a further 25000 employees at its Rustenburg operations half its workforce.

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Iol.co.za

Demagogues fuel strike - Gordhan

"We have had people who have been out of work for three months, families are suffering - we must ask who is going to benefit from an extended strike like this, where neither of the sides is actually moving," Gordhan said.

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