Johannesburg - Striking miners at two AngloGold Ashanti
[JSE:ANG] mines returned to work on Sunday after operations had been suspended
last week following a pay dispute, the world's third largest bullion producer
The return to work at AngloGold's TauTona and Mponeng mines
spell an end to its disruptions after weeks of wildcat strikes.
"All went back last night and the day shift went down
as normal this morning," spokesperson Alan Fine said on Monday.
South Africa's mining sector has been rocked by the worst
industrial unrest since the end of apartheid, although most of the roughly 80
000 workers who have downed tools in the last three months are now back
Anglo Platinum [JSE:AMS] (Amplats), the world's top producer
of the precious metal, is still struggling to get more than 30 000 workers back
to work, with an illegal strike at its Rustenburg operations now in its seventh
More than 50 people have died - most of them shot dead by
police - and the unrest is taking its toll on South Africa's reputation as an