Meetings have resumed between Amcu and major platinum mines, but analysts are divided about whether an end to the three-month strike is in sight.
Businesses in the platinum belt are floundering as the mass Amcu strike enters its tenth week.
Sasol will issue a record interim dividend following a first-half profit rise of 26%.
Attitudes of platinum producers and the majority union continue to harden as the strike enters it 6th week.
The drawn out labour action in the platinum sector has been costing the mining companies while police continue to quell protests in the North West.
While continued strikes in the platinum belt are costing the mines, the toll on the country is in fact higher says the Chamber of Mines.
Government-led talks between major platinum mines and dominant union Amcu have resumed in Pretoria as the strike enters its third day.
Eskom, which produces 95% of South Africa's electricity, will look to sell more debt as its projects to build more capacity remain on schedule.
At least 70 000 Amcu members plan to down tools at the country's biggest platinum mines on Thursday.
Mining union Amcu will meet with its members this week to decide whether to down tools at Anglo, Implats and Lonmin mines.