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numSABC News reports that the National Union of Mineworker (NUM) has vowed to proceed with its strike action at the Ekapa Mining Joint Venture operations in Kimberley.  

This was said after the union’s members, who embarked on an underground strike for better salaries, came to the surface.  More than 150 miners staged an underground sit-in over five days at two Ekapa shafts demanding a 17% pay hike.  Over the five days, 33 miners had to be rescued due to health complications.  NUM reached an interim agreement with the owners, but NUM President Piet Matosa said the strike was still continuing.

  • Listen to a short audio clip of Matosa at SABC News


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