Agence France-PresseMarch 11, 2013 11:16
Over 3,000 workers at five Exxaro coal mines in South Africa were on strike Monday over unpaid bonuses, a company spokesman said, prompting fears electricity supplies could be hit.
"The strikes are related to different issues at the mines," company spokesman Win de Klerk said in a statement.
"Production has stopped at these mines and Exxaro is engaging with unions and managing the situation to bring operations to normality as soon as possible," it said.
The company supplies the state owned energy company Eskom with coal for power stations.