- Posted September 12, 2013 by
Tana Gold Mining Related News - South African Gold Miners Return To Work
Most of the 80,000 miners across the sector who started striking earlier this week had already accepted an 8% pay offer and returned to work.
But workers at Harmony Gold's mines in the central Free State and Northern Cape provinces were holding out for a better deal.
The miners' union had been demanding a 60% rise.
Employers had offered 6% - the same as the inflation rate.
Harmony Gold said its employees had now accepted the pay settlement, the AFP news agency reported.
South Africa's gold industry is one of the biggest in the world.
But it has been in decline in recent years, while the platinum sector is still recovering from violence during last year's strikes.