5 Nov 2012

Gold miners going back to work

9:20 am on 5 November 2012

Strikers at two gold mines in South Africa have agreed to return to work.

Hundreds of miners have been holding underground sit-ins this week at the Anglogold Ashanti site at TauTona and Mponeng 40 miles west of Johannesburg.

The BBC reports that work at the mines, which employ 10,000 people, is expected to resume with the night shift on Sunday.

Employees have been promised a bonus of 1500 rand ($US173).

There has been a series of strikes across the mining industry since August.