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A man walks on a steel pipe to join other striking miners gathered for a meeting outside the Impala Platinum mine in Rustenburg, 120 km (74.6 miles) northwest of Johannesburg February 21, 2012. Impala Platinum, the world's second largest platinum producer, said on Monday that a violent labour dispute at its flagship Rustenburg operations has cost it 80,000 ounces in lost production to date. The stoppage, now in its fifth week, is costing 20,000 ounces a week but the company said its capital projects remained "largely unaffected" by the unfolding drama around the mine, where violence has claime

A man walks on a steel pipe to join other striking miners gathered for a meeting outside the Impala Platinum mine in Rustenburg, 120 km (74.6 miles) northwest of Johannesburg February 21, 2012. Impala Platinum, the world's second largest platinum producer, said on Monday that a violent labour dispute at its flagship Rustenburg operations has cost it 80,000 ounces in lost production to date. The stoppage, now in its fifth week, is costing 20,000 ounces a week but the company said its capital projects remained "largely unaffected" by the unfolding drama around the mine, where violence has claime Stock Photo
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REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo

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1823 x 2533 px | 15.4 x 21.4 cm | 6.1 x 8.4 inches | 300dpi

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21 February 2012

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SIPHIWE SIBEKO

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A man walks on a steel pipe to join other striking miners gathered for a meeting outside the Impala Platinum mine in Rustenburg, 120 km (74.6 miles) northwest of Johannesburg February 21, 2012. Impala Platinum, the world's second largest platinum producer, said on Monday that a violent labour dispute at its flagship Rustenburg operations has cost it 80,000 ounces in lost production to date. The stoppage, now in its fifth week, is costing 20,000 ounces a week but the company said its capital projects remained "largely unaffected" by the unfolding drama around the mine, where violence has claimed the lives of two miners. REUTERS/Sipiwe Sibeko (South Africa - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST)

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