Mining sector hopes for an end to strikes

Striking miners at Goldfields rejected the Chamber of Mines’ initial wage offer.

About 3,000 men gather outside the Goldfields' KDC gold mine in Westonaria in September. Picture: Govan Whittles/Eyewitness News.

JOHANNESBURG - The Chamber of Mines said on Sunday it was certain that recent wildcat strikes in the gold sector will come to an end soon, as a revised wage offer has been presented to the workers.

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is expected to give feedback on the offer to the chamber on Monday. 

Striking miners at Goldfields rejected the chamber's initial offer last week.

The chamber's employment relations executive Elize Strydom said they look forward to hearing good news.

“The unions are working very hard over the weekend to meet with the members and to explain the proposals to them and we are cautiously optimistic the tomorrow we will have some positive results.”