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South African strikers press Amplats to revoke sackings


JOHANNESBURG – Hundreds of striking South African workers rallied on Saturday to press Anglo American Platinum to revoke its decision to fire 12 000 wildcat strikers amid a wave of labour strife sweeping Africa’s largest economy.
Report by Reuters
Nearly 50 people have been killed since August in labour conflict in the crucial mining sector, and President Jacob Zuma’s ruling African National Congress is struggling to clamp down some of the worst social unrest since the end of apartheid in 1994.

Several hundred workers, watched by police in armoured vehicles and a helicopter, held a two-hour rally in a soccer stadium near the platinum belt hub city of Rustenburg, 120km north-west of Johannesburg, and were urged to fight for their jobs.

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