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Impala says underground sit-in halts operations at Bafokeng mine

Impala says underground sit-in halts operations at Bafokeng mine

SOUTH Africa's Impala Platinum said operations ground to a halt at its recently acquired Bafokeng Rasimone platinum mine after more than 2,000 workers staged an underground protest over unspecified demands. The protest action began on Monday morning, Impala said in a statement. "As at 15h00 (1300 GMT), approximately 2,205 employees were still underground, with the motivation and demands of the protest still to be determined," Impala said. This is the latest in a spate of underground sit-ins at South African mines. Over the past two months, similar protests have been reported at Wesizwe Platinum's (WEZJ.J) Bakubung operations and the privately owned Gold…
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