‘Amplats did not consult on job cuts’

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BR_SUSAN_SHABANGU Independent Newspapers Susan Shabangu will head a brand-new department, within the presidency, dedicated to women. Photo: Leon Nicholas.

South Africa's mines minister said on Tuesday world No. 1 platinum producer Anglo American Platinum had not consulted with the government over a restructuring plan that could lead to 14,000 lost jobs and will see mines closed.

“There was never a consultation. They've come up with their own plan, finalised their plan and told us,” Susan Shabangu told a news conference, adding this was a “cause for concern” for the government. - Reuters

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