Breakthrough in coal wage talks imminent
The Chamber of Mines says negotiations to end the week-long coal strike will resume today.
An estimated 12,000 workers have downed tools to demand better wages and benefits.
The chamber says coal producers have upped their offer and most workers now stand to receive increases of between R750 and R1,000 a month, and a further annual increase of 7.5 percent.
The chamber's Charmane Russell says, "The producers have made a number of decisions during the course of wage negotiations. The offer on the table is significant and at the limit of what is affordable."
The National Union of Mineworkers is yet to decide whether to accept the latest offer.