BRIEF-Anglo American updates on strike at Rustenberg area ahead of disiplinary hearing

LONDON, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Anglo American PLC :

* Anglo American update re. platinum

* Anglo American platinum is aware of increased tensions in the rustenburg area

over the weekend

* Continuing to engage with authorities to provide increased level of security

in the affected areas

* Employee attendance rate at the company's rustenburg mining operations

remains below 20 percent

* Employees on strike have been informed to be present at disciplinary hearings

to take place tomorrow

* Will be left with no alternative but to dismiss all employees who do not

present themselves

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