South Africa’s Anglo American Platinum reported that its Rustenburg Process Operations and the Bathopele mine have resumed full production. On Wednesday 19 September, the company gave notice to its employees that they were required to return to work by the night shift on Spetember 20, but it is disappointed with the low turnout rate at four of its Rustenburg mines which are currently reporting less than 20% attendance.

In a press statement, the company said the increase in police visibility and action has created an environment conducive for our employees to return to work and isolated incidents of intimidation and violence are being dealt with.

Anglo American Platinum’s Rustenburg mining operations are already under considerable economic pressure and this illegal industrial action is making these operations even less viable.