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Kumba Sishen unit declares force majeure in S.Africa

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Sishen Iron Ore, a unit of Kumba Iron Ore , has declared force majeure on its deliveries in South Africa following illegal strike action, ArcelorMittal South Africa said on Monday.

ArcelorMittal, which relies on Sishen for supplies of the steel-making ingredient, said its Saldanha plant will be negatively affected if the supply stoppage continues for more than one and a half weeks.

(Reporting by Sherilee Lakmidas; editing by David Dolan)

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Keywords: SAFRICAN STRIKES/KUMBA