Johannesburg - Shares of AngloGold Ashanti are up more than 2 percent in early Wednesday trade after workers at two of its Malian mines delayed the start of a strike.

Miners at Yatela and Sadiola held a five-day strike in February demanding better redundancy payouts.

AngloGold shares add 2 percent to 206.61 rand, leading blue chip gainers on the Top-40 index. - Reuters