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South African Platinum Mine Workers Strike

Thousands of workers are striking for a fifth week at a South African platinum mine.
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Striking workers at the Blesbok Stadium near Rustenburg,South Africa, September 13, 2012.
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Striking workers at the Blesbok Stadium near Rustenburg,South Africa, September 13, 2012.

Striking mine workers armed with machetes, sticks, and spears march to a smelter plant at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, September, 12, 2012.
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Striking mine workers armed with machetes, sticks, and spears march to a smelter plant at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, September, 12, 2012.

Police keep an eye on striking mine workers as they march to a smelter plant at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, September, 12, 2012.
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Police keep an eye on striking mine workers as they march to a smelter plant at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, September, 12, 2012.

Mine workers take part in a march at Lonmin's Marikana mine in South Africa, September 10, 2012.
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Mine workers take part in a march at Lonmin's Marikana mine in South Africa, September 10, 2012.

Miners sing during their march to Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, September 10, 2012.
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Miners sing during their march to Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, September 10, 2012.

Miners march to Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, September 10, 2012.
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Miners march to Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, September 10, 2012.

Miners sing and dance as they march to Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, September. 10, 2012.
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Miners sing and dance as they march to Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, September. 10, 2012.

Miners march to Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, September 10, 2012.
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Miners march to Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, September 10, 2012.

Mine workers take part in a march at Lonmin mine in South Africa, September 10, 2012.
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Mine workers take part in a march at Lonmin mine in South Africa, September 10, 2012.

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