Scars run deep after South Africa mine shootings
27 August 2012 Last updated at 06:48 BST
The world's third biggest platinum producer - Lonmin - is hoping the striking miners at its Marikana plant in South Africa will return to work this week.
Operations have been suspended since violent clashes that left 44 people dead, 34 of them shot by the police.
As Peter Biles reports from South Africa, the country has been deeply shaken by what happened.