Amplats wraps up talks with govt.

Amplats is expected to announce its plans for its mining operations in May.

FILE: Amplats miners march to Bleskop Stadium in Rustenburg on 6 October 2012. Picture: Govan Whittles/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Mining giant Anglo Platinum (Amplats) on Tuesday said it wrapped up talks with the Mineral Resources Department about restructuring its South African operations.

The company said it would announce the outcomes of the discussions next week.

Amplats started consulting with the department and organised labour in January.

It was expected to announce plans for the future of 14,000 employees who faced possible retrenchment.

In its restructuring proposal, Amplats said it wanted to place two Rustenburg shafts under maintenance and care, to sell its Union mine and to create additional jobs for affected miners.

The company's spokesperson Mpumi Sithole said they were in the process of concluding the processes.

"We will make the announcements on 6 May."