Amplats fires 12,000 striking South African miners
5 October 2012 Last updated at 22:29 BST
The world's biggest platinum producer, Anglo American Platinum, has fired 12,000 striking South African miners following a protracted dispute over wages.
Amplats said three weeks of illegal strikes by 28,000 workers in Rustenburg had cost it 39,000 ounces in output - or 700m rand ($82.3m; £51m) in revenue.
South African mining has been hit by a wave of wildcat strikes, in which miners and officials have been killed.
Milton Nkosi reports.