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Unrest in South Africa's Platinum Belt

Tuesday, April 10, 2018  
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South Africa's east platinum belt hit by over 400 social unrest incidents since 2016

The eastern limb of South Africa’s platinum belt has been hit by over 400 incidents of social unrest impacting mining operations since the start of 2016, according to data compiled by Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and provided to Reuters. The restive region in the country’s northeast has been a flashpoint of violence rooted in community grievances over jobs, revenue flows and conflict between rival unions that threatens production in the world’s top producer of the precious metal. - Reuters 04/10/2018

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