A planned Amcu strike in the gold sector could go ahead after an application to prevent it has been postponed by the Labour Court.
A wage settlement between gold producers and a few unions in the gold industry has been agreed upon, said the Chamber of Mines.
Over 21 000 National Union of Mineworkers members are still on strike, despite the acceptance of an 8% offer by the majority of gold mineworkers.
President Jacob Zuma has urged parties in the gold mining sector to reach a wage agreement soon.
While the NUM has dismissed gold miners' final wage increase offer, Solidarity says it needs more time to consult with its members first.
The National Union of Mineworkers is preparing for a strike in the gold mining and construction sectors.
Unions across the board have stood firm on wage demands, but employers say giving in to these would have dire consequences for the industry.
The Chamber of Mines has offered a 4% industry-wide increase despite demands for up to double pay for entry-level workers.
The fledgling union is not just at odds with the National Union of Mineworkers - it is up against the entire state machinery.
While government and the business sector have vowed to remove obstacles to economic growth, Eskom's push for a price increase could cripple progress.
As the labour crisis in the mining sector escalates, all eyes have turned to the government to take the lead in preventing financial and job losses.
Gold mine owners and unions representing striking workers say they have reached a deal aimed at ending months of industrial unrest.
The Chamber of Mines says it's keen to talk to the ANC about nationalisation and "supertaxes" some more, before new policies are adopted at Mangaung.
The Chamber of Mines and Sasol have expressed reservations about SA's main climate policy paper, with industry reduction targets a key concern.
The National Union of Mineworkers hopes to secure a 14% pay hike this week at its wage discussions with the Chamber of Mines, which has offered 4%.
One-hundred-and-twenty-eight mine workers died in 2010, which was a 24% improvement over the previous year, the Chamber of Mines said on Tuesday.
One-hundred-and-twenty-eight mine workers died in 2010, Chamber of Mines CEO Bheki Sibiya said on Tuesday.
The Chamber of Mines welcomed reports that the ANC resolved to "investigate successful models that may be considered for the state role in mining".