Joseph Mathunjwa, president of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), adopted a proprietary tone when asked about his future in that position at last week’s media conference on platinum industry talks.

Mathunjwa has just come out of a bruising five-month strike at Sibanye-Stillwater’s gold division and is heading into platinum industry wage talks with a demand for a 48% increase of basic salaries to R17,000 a month from the average R11,500 per month.

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