South Africa miners' strike overshadows conference
3 February 2014 Last updated at 10:11 GMT
Africa's largest mining conference is being held in Cape Town but the annual "Mining Indaba" is being overshadowed by major strike action which is crippling the South Africa's platinum production.
Tens of thousands of workers have downed tools demanding higher wages - but with no agreement between the unions and management in sight, the disruption is expected to continue.
Adrienne Murray reports from Cape Town.