The biggest union in the platinum sector can now strike with a 48-hour notice after rejecting a pay increase offer from the platinum giant.
Anglo American Platinum's majority union says its members will decide whether to go back to work at the mine after hearing a new job-cut proposal.
Amplats should ride out the current strike rather than give in to Amcu's demands to retract its planned job cuts, says Coronation Asset Management.
Anglo American Platinum, the world's top platinum producer, has said it will shed around 4 800 jobs through its restructuring process.
Anglo American Platinum will begin the formal process to cut 6 000 mining jobs at the end of this week, the company has said.
The National Union of Mineworkers will oppose the retrenchment of 6 000 workers at Anglo American Platinum, the union has said.
Anglo American Platinum's operations were shut after workers stayed away following violence caused by union tension, say a spokesperson and police.
Anglo American Platinum's profit has plummeted by a 180% for the year ended December 31 2012 from a R7.9-billion gain in 2011.
Amplats's shares have fallen over 2% after it announced it had "constructive" consultations with government about the company's restructuring plans.
South Africa has been criticised over political risk, but competitors have their own issues.
Shaft committees from Anglo American Platinum met discreetly in a Rustenburg park to discuss ways of adding impetus to their seven-week strike action.
The Rustenburg strike coordinating committee says the protest at Anglo American Platinum will continue despite earlier claims to the contrary.
The world's biggest platinum producer, Anglo American Platinum, has agreed to rehire 12 000 strikers dismissed during wildcat strikes this month.
The Anglo Platinum strike, which has dragged on for more than a month, has become a metaphor for the post-Marikana backlash.
Hundreds of the 12 000 miners sacked by Amplats have rejected their dismissal and some say they will use violence to get their jobs back.
Following threats and intimidation of its members at Anglo Platinum, NUM has reported that the region's chairperson was petrol-bombed at his home.
Anglo Platinum has suspended Rustenburg operations as intimidation of workers continues unabated.
As security guards use tear gas at a Gauteng gold mine, Anglo American Platinum says it will halt production because of threats to its workers.
The figures show that striking platinum workers earn far more than they have told journalists.
Three small Rustenburg companies have been awarded the right to prospect at some of Anglo Platinum's tailings dumps.