The unprotected underground strike at the Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine belonging to Impala Platinum (Implats) has ended as all the 2,205 employees involved returned to the surface.

“By 2.50pm [on Wednesday] all North Shaft employees had returned to surface and by 5.05pm all South Shaft employees had returned to surface, with all 2,205 employees who initially participated in the protest now safely on surface,” the company, valued at R77.4bn on the JSE, said in a statement on Thursday...

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