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towards peace with striking miners, it said on Friday.
"We can confirm that we are
working towards an agreement on peace (with the workers),"
spokesperson Sue Vey said on Friday.
"We are discussing the demands. It
is a process, and it hasn't been finalised yet."
Thirty-four workers were shot dead
during a confrontation with the police at the platinum miner's
operation in Marikana, North West, last Thursday.
Another 78 people were wounded. Ten
people, including two police officers and two security guards, were
killed in the week preceding the clash.
Workers were demanding a monthly salary
of R12 500.
An inter-ministerial committee set up
to help the families of the victims said on Friday it was maintaining
its presence at the mine.
"The committee has today engaged
several stakeholders including families who will bury the deceased
loved ones this weekend," it said in a statement.
"The committee is pleased with
progress made by different spheres of government in providing all the
support and assistance to the bereaved families."
Home affairs, which is part of the
committee, earlier said all but one of the 34 miners killed had been
The committee said the funerals would
be held between the weekend and September 8. So far, six of the 44
had been buried.
"Government will contribute
towards funeral arrangements and any other needs the families may
require, regardless of any other contributions by stakeholders,"
"All services will be provided to
all the families of the 44 deceased, including the foreign