Johannesburg - Impala Platinum has “exhausted all of its financial means” in its wage offer to South Africa's striking Amcu union, a spokesman said on Tuesday, as government-led talks to end a crippling five-month stoppage collapsed on Monday.

“We have exhausted all of our financial means (in the wage offer). We have nothing more to give in order to bridge the gap between us and Amcu,” Implats spokesman Johan Theron told Reuters. - Reuters