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Kumba losing 120,000 tonnes daily from S.Africa strike

Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Kumba Iron Ore is losing 120,000 tonnes of finished product per day due to an illegal strike at its Sishen mine in South Africa, the producer of the steel-making ingredient said on Monday.

The company, a unit of global miner Anglo American , added that it had sufficient production from other mines and stockpiles to continue supplying its customers until mid-October.

Kumba, one of the world's top 10 producers of iron ore and the largest in Africa, suspended operations at the mine on Oct. 4 after striking employees had blocked access to the pit.

(Reporting by Agnieszka Flak; editing by David Dolan)

((agnieszka.flak@thomsonreuters.com)(+27 11 775 3154)(Reuters Messaging: agnieszka.flak.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

Keywords: SAFRICA STRIKES/KUMBA

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