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S. Africa Mining Peace Deal Won’t Halt Unrest, Eurasia Says

South African mining companies’ peace accord with unions yesterday is unlikely to prevent strikes that have led to stalled output, mass firings and deadly violence in recent months, said analysts at Eurasia Group and Peel Hunt LLP.

The government-led deal, including commitments by workers to keep industrial action within the law, wasn’t signed by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, the biggest labor group at the three largest platinum mines. The AMCU is battling for dominance with the National Union of Mineworkers.