SA platinum miners' strike shows no sign of resolution
12 April 2014 Last updated at 09:22 BST
South Africa's platinum mines have been at a standstill for more than 10 weeks, as a dispute between workers and three of the largest producers of the metal, shows no sign of ending.
The platinum companies have lost revenue - hundreds of millions of dollars - but the strike has also taken its toll on small suppliers and local communities.
Mining companies have offered the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) workers a 9% pay rise, with other benefits over the next four years, but negotiations have so far proved unsuccessful.
Lerato Mbele reports.
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