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Sibanye Gold halted op­er­a­tions at its Beatrix North and South shafts on 5 Fe­bru­ary af­ter nine em­ploy­ees were in­jured in clashes be­tween ri­val unions Amcu and NUM. Vi­o­lence broke out af­ter a mass meet­ing by Amcu, which had re­cently been granted mi­nor­ity recog­ni­tion at Beatrix ahead of wage ne­go­ti­a­tions later this year. Ri­valry be­tween the two unions over membership sparked deadly strikes in the plat­inum belt in 2012.

Mbuyiseni Nd­lozi “The im­por­tance of the 12th [Fe­bru­ary]… is to think of it as the day of ac­count­abil­ity. We want to res­cue it from the fash­ion pa­rade it has be­come.”

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