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S. Africa Platinum Strike Ends, But Not Its Impact

After a five-month strike, South African platinum mine workers began returning to work Wednesday after a deal was signed to end the country's longest and costliest labor action.  South African businesses and government are struggling to find ways to cope with the impact and to avoid such prolonged stand-offs in the future.  In Marikana, there is an atmosphere of celebration and relief at the end of the strike.     On January 23 70,000 mineworkers downed their...

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