South Africa

12,000 Striking Miners Fired in South Africa

The world's largest platinum producer said the strike's cost it $82 million so far


Tensions between mine owners and workers in South Africa heightened on Friday when 12,000 staff were sacked for taking part in an illegal strike.

The world's biggest platinum producer, Anglo American Platinum, said it had fired the workers after reporting their walkout had cost the company around $82 million in lost output.