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South Africa Mine Official, Union Say Strike Could End Soon

South Africa's new mining minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi said he hoped to resolve the strike in the platinum sector this week, and union AMCU was also optimistic the five-month stoppage that has crippled mine output could be nearing an end.   About 70,000 Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) members downed tools in January at Impala Platinum, Anglo American Platinum and Lonmin, cutting 40 percent of global production of the precious metal used for emissions-capping...

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