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Atlatsa sacks some wildcat strikers at S.Africa mine

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Atlatsa Resourceshas sacked some of the 2,500 workers who went on a wildcatstrike this week at its Bokoni platinum mine in South Africa, anofficial said on Saturday.

The company, which employs about 3,500 people at the mine,would not say how many had been sacked but those dismissed havetwo days to appeal the decision, Joel Kesler, chief commercialofficer, told Reuters.

It planned to release details of the move on Monday.

The dismissals come after the world's top producer of theprecious metal, Anglo American Platinum , on Fridaysacked 12,000 miners at its operations in South Africa who hadalso joined a wildcat strike that halted production.

Bokoni is a joint venture with Anglo American Platinum(Amplats).

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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Keywords: SAFRICA STRIKES/BOKONI

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