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No shine in South Africa's platinum mines


The protests at Lonmin's Marikana mines in South Africa is more than a story of union rivalry. The violence and crackdown on striking workers which led to the death of 46 workers led to protracted negotiations for better wages but the conditions of work remain unchanged. Compiled by V Bharath Kumar




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