rustenburgmunicipalityANA reports that Rustenburg in North West has not fully recovered from the 2014 protracted strike in the platinum mines, executive mayor Mpho Khunou said on Tuesday.  

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) waged a protracted strike from January to June 2014 in the platinum mines in Rustenburg, and Northam in Limpopo.  Khunou indicated:  “The municipality had to pay for bulk electricity from Eskom and bulk water with minimal payment from residents for at least five months.  This impact was felt further in 2015 and beyond as consumers had to make arrangements to start servicing their debt.”


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