Platinum workers' strike
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Stalemate for SA's platinum miners

Lerato Mbele reports on the impact of the platinum workers' strike in South Africa, which has so far lasted for almost three months.

South Africa's platinum mines have been at a standstill for more than 10 weeks, as a dispute between workers and three of the largest producers of the metal, shows no sign of ending.

The platinum companies have lost revenue - hundreds of millions of dollars - but the strike has also taken its toll on small suppliers and local communities.

Mining companies have offered the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) workers a 9% pay rise, with other benefits over the next four years, but negotiations have so far proved unsuccessful.

Lerato Mbele reports.

Watch: Africa Business Report