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Striking S.Africa gold miners reject pay rise offer

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JOHANNESBURG, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Striking South African goldminers have rejected the industry's latest wage offer, theNational Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Thursday, dimminghopes that wildcat strikes that have paralysed the industrycould come to an end.

"This was a final offer from the companies. They said takeit or leave it," NUM spokesman Lesiba Seshoka said. "Now that ithas been rejected our options have been exhausted."

(Reporting by Sherilee Lakmidas; Writing by Agnieszka Flak;Editing by Ed Cropley)

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Keywords: SAFRICA STRIKES/GOLD

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