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Amplats Mines Halted by Strike Over South Africa Job Cuts

Anglo American Platinum Ltd. mines halted as workers started a strike to protest against 3,300 planned job cuts at the South African operations of the world’s largest producer of the metal.

Less than 20 percent of employees reported for duty at the company’s mines near Rustenburg and north of the Pilanesberg in the North West province, Anglo Platinum, known as Amplats, said in today in a statement.