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An employee at Shiva Uranium mine‚ a Gupta-owned company based in Klerksdorp‚ North West‚ said they have been left in the lurch after the company failed to pay them their salaries last week. "We have not been paid February salaries. We were told that we would be paid on the 28th. This is very frustrating as most of us live far from work and are struggling to get money for transport‚" said the employee‚ who asked not to be named. She said the company told them on Friday that the payments were delayed because it did not have a bank. "They also told us that they have an international bank and the funds have to be converted from dollars into rands and that the process takes long." They were also told that the delay was due to Eskom not paying the company. The country’s commercial banks have cut ties with Gupta-owned companies — citing reputational risk — while the only bank that serves the companies‚ Bank of Baroda‚ plans to leave SA at the end of March. "We know there is trouble brewin...

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