South Africa's NUM begins strike

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South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers, which represents about two-thirds of the country's 120,000 unionised mineworkers, has begun an indefinite strike in pursuit of a 60% wage rise for entry-level miners.

The rival Mineworkers and Construction Union is not striking, but is pushing for a 150% increase.

Mineowners warn their industry stands on the brink of collapse.

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