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Businesses in the platinum belt are floundering as the mass Amcu strike enters its tenth week.
Anglo American Platinum could see its rally in stocks reversing once the effects of the Amcu strike are calculated, says Imara SP Reid.
Amcu, the dominant union in the platinum sector, looks likely to win recognition at Kumba Iron Ore, which announced an increased profit on Tuesday.
The world's largest platinum miner says job cuts are in store to reverse losses as pressure mounts at the mines which can least afford it.
Striking mine workers will reject the new wage offer by platinum mines, says union Amcu.
Striking workers at Rustenburg platinum mines have gathered for a CCMA results briefing, says the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union.
At least 70 000 Amcu members plan to down tools at the country's biggest platinum mines on Thursday.
The rand has dropped to fresh five-year lows as majority union Amcu decides whether to strike at the country's three biggest platinum mines.
Mining union Amcu will meet with its members this week to decide whether to down tools at Anglo, Implats and Lonmin mines.
Amcu has received permission to strike at Lonmin over demands for a minimum basic wage of R12 500 per month for its members.
Four Messina Hospital staff members, who are also shop stewards for the union Nehawu, have been dismissed for inciting strike action against a doctor.
BMW has lost 13 000 cars in production, missed supply targets and taken a decision to stop expansion into South Africa following the four-week strike.
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.
Pravin Gordhan says South African authorities don't have the resources to influence the rand, which has slid 16% since the beginning of the year.
The number of strikes last year in South Africa hit a five-year high, with the mining sector accounting for 82.4% of them, says the labour department.
While the Walter Sisulu University's staff went on strike, Blade Nzimande and Jacob Zuma were at work proving their commitment to better education.
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.
Countrywide strikes by mining, transport and metalworkers has weakened the rand and eroded investor confidence.