SA gold miners demand a 60% wage rise
3 September 2013 Last updated at 09:09 BST
Around 80,000 gold miners across South Africa are due to go on strike.
The biggest trade union is calling for a wage rise of up to 60% but mine bosses are offering a maximum of 6.5%.
A strike could cost Africa's biggest economy $35m a day in lost output.
Lerato Mbele reports from Johannesburg.