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    Miners' strike tops S Africa congress agenda

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Police in South Africa have dispersed protesters at the platinum mine in Marikana. Scores of people had gathered at the site, despite a government ban on what it calls illegal demonstrations. Thousands of miners are still on strike, demanding higher pay. The action has increased since 34 miners were shot dead by police on August 16th. Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna reports from Johannesburg.