sibanyeBDLive reports that Sibanye Gold on Friday obtained a court interdict to stop a strike at its Kroondal mine and said it expected the employees to return to work on Monday or face disciplinary action.  

The company is dealing with its first platinum strike after members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) downed tools at the mine on Friday.  The mine was shut on Friday for employee-safety reasons after reports of "minor incidents of intimidation".  The strike was called after a dispute was declared over the provision of transport to employees.  The mine, near Rustenburg, employs 10,000 people and Amcu represents about 65% of the workforce.  Kroondal is owned by Aquarius Platinum, a company Sibanye bought for $294m as part of its expansion into platinum.

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