The ongoing strike in the platinum belt is having a detrimental effect on the pockets of not only miners, but the community at large.
Government-led talks between major platinum mines and dominant union Amcu have resumed in Pretoria as the strike enters its third day.
Members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union intend to down tools at the world's largest platinum mine.
Impala Platinum employees, who embarked on an unprotected strike this week, have returned to work.
Shops owned by foreigners have been reportedly targeted by angry protesters to send a message to Implats management.
Impala Platinum has confirmed that its Rustenburg mine has resumed operations after an illegal strike, which disrupted production, came to an end.
Riot police fired tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon at striking miners who went on the rampage at Impala Platinum's Rustenburg plant.