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Kumba Sishen unit declares force majeure in S.Africa

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

ArcelorMittal, which relies on Sishen for supplies of thesteel-making ingredient, said its Saldanha plant will benegatively affected if the supply stoppage continues for morethan one and a half weeks.

(Reporting by Sherilee Lakmidas; editing by David Dolan)

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Keywords: SAFRICAN STRIKES/KUMBA