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South Africa miners' strike marks third month

Workers want to see their wages doubled as the lowest-paid miner earns less than $500 per month.

Last updated: 30 Apr 2014 20:36
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Platinum miners in South Africa have now been on strike for more than three months.

The lowest-paid miner earns less than $500 each month, so workers want their wages doubled.

South Africa’s platinum mines generate billions of dollars in revenue every year.

Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Marikana.

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