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newsBusinessLive reports that frustrated employees who worked at the closed Shiva Uranium mine are now mulling legal action to recover their dues after operations were halted in July.  

Addressing a crowd gathered outside the Shiva property on Wednesday, former employee Tumi Matosela said:  “Starting from July, people have not been paid, until today.  Some people’s houses have been taken away by the bank, their cars, their kids can’t afford to go to school anymore because of the transport cost.”  After the event, he asked employees to provide their details so that a case could be opened.  Shiva Uranium is one of nine entities linked to the notorious Gupta family and was placed under business rescue in February after their transactional banking facilities were revoked.  But the rescue process appears particularly fraught in Shiva’s case as three business rescue practitioners have come and gone in the past eight months.  Some workers fear the assets will fall into disrepair as illegal miners seek to strip the mine of copper cabling and possibly gold.  “Nobody is doing anything about the situation.  There are big creditors here, like the IDC [Industrial Development Corporation].  Why are they not doing anything to help the people get their salaries?”, said Matosela

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