South Africa

Strikes Spread to Gold Mines in South Africa

Some are turning away from unions for representation

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Strikes in South Africa have spread in the gold mining industry, apparently inspired by an illegal and violent work stoppage that netted workers at a platinum mine as much as a 22 percent pay hike.

Miners at AngloGold Ashanti's Kopanang mine, which employs 5,000 people and produced about 4 percent of AngloGold Ashanti's total production in the first half of this year, started striking during the night shift on Thursday.

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