Atlatsa sacks more than 2,000 miners

Atlatsa Resources Corporation is the latest mine to dismiss thousands of striking employees.

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JOHANNESBURG - Atlatsa Resources Corporation on Tuesday fired more than 2,000 workers at its Bokoni Platinum Mine in Limpopo.

The move is the latest in a series of dismissals following a wave of wildcat strikes at South African mines.

More than 2,000 miners at Bokoni Platinum Mines were sacked after they embarked on an illegal strike last week.

The Limpopo operation is a joint venture between Atlatsa and Anglo American Platinum (Amplats).

At the same time, Gold One fired the 1,438 of its 1,900-strong workforce at its Ezulwini Mine on the West Rand.

Gold One spokesperson Grant Stuart said they only have about 400 workers left.

"We are currently only running essential services, but we need to think about how we are going to get operations back up to profitability."

Last week, Amplats fired 12,000 workers after they took part in an illegal strike in Rustenburg.