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South African armed forces protect multinational mining interests

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Image uploaded from a quicklink Striking miners at the Lonmin Corporation's platinum mine in Marikana, South Africa, returned to work after accepting a 22% wage increase, but wildcat strikes have spread to other mines in the country's platinum belt, and South African armed forces have been deployed to contain them.KPFA spoke to David Van Wyk, mining researcher for the South African Council of Churches' Bench Marks Foundation.

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