Attitudes of platinum producers and the majority union continue to harden as the strike enters it 6th week.
A contempt of court application against Amcu has been delayed in the Labour Court, says Anglo American Platinum.
Anglo American Platinum says the Amcu strike over wages has resulted in the mining giant losing hundreds of millions of rands in revenue daily.
The head of Anglo Platinum - the world's largest platinum producer - has earned R17.6-million while the company struggles with wage negotiations.
Wage negotiations and a mediation process, aimed at resolving the Amcu strike at Lonmin, Anglo American and Impala Platinum, is expected to resume.
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.
The start of talks between representatives of the union, Amplats, Implats and Lonmin and the weaker rand have futher undermined investor confidence.
Talks aimed at resolving an Amcu strike on the platinum belt will resume on Monday and contine for three days.
Amcu members demanding a R12 500 minimum wage, have downed tools at Amplats, Implats and Lonmin mine in the North West.
Increased sales and a weak rand saw the world's biggest platinum producer return to profit last year, it announced on Wednesday.
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.
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has lowered its demand of R12 500 a month for workers at Impala Platinum, says the union.
Mining giant Anglo American Platinum said it was losing an average of 3 100 ounces of production a day since the beginning of a strike.
Amcu would be wary about handling the strikes against lay-offs at Anglo American Platinum because it may determine its validity as a union.
A man has been assaulted near Amplats mine, where hundreds of miners downed tools in an attempt to force the mine not to retrench 3 300 workers.
Workers of Anglo American Platinum, the world's top platinum producer, will down tools after the company handed out 3 300 dismissal notices.
Around 2 000 mineworkers converged at an Anglo American Platinum mine over plans to cut 6 900 jobs amid unrest in the sector.
The bodies of two mineworkers trapped underground after a rockfall at Anglo American Platinum's Bathopele mine in Rustenburg have been located.