Amplats meeting with Shabangu

Anglo Platinum is meeting with Mining Minister Susan Shabangu to discuss its proposed 14,000 retrenchments.

A group miners wait outside the Khomanani Mine in Rustenburg. They're protesting against the closure of several shafts. Picture: Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Anglo Platinum on Friday said it was holding discussions with Mining Minister Susan Shabangu and other stakeholders over the next 90 days to come up with a workable solution in terms of its restructuring process.

Employees, unions and Shabangu have lashed out at the mining giant after an announcement this week about a business review which could see up to 14,000 jobs lost.

Amplats' Mpumi Sithole said they will be consulting with all parties from now on.

"We have agreed to engage positively during the next 90 days to discuss the business review proposals and to also determine how best we can work together to achieve a shared objection."

The mining industry has been under immense pressure in recent months following wide spread industrial action.

Meanwhile, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) will be meeting with its Amplats members over the weekend to decide on a way forward.