Platinum mines under fire

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Mineworkers strike. (Mujahid Safodien, AFP)
Mineworkers strike. (Mujahid Safodien, AFP)

Tough economic times coupled with raising unemployment are seeing platinum mines facing escalating community protests.

Protesters block access to the mines, stopping employees from going to work.

These disruptions are causing losses in production, millions of rands in earnings being forfeited and more jobs to be shed.

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