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AngloGold sacks 12,000 defiant South African miners

Reuters reports — AngloGold Ashanti sacked 12,000 wildcat strikers who defied a deadline to return to work on Wednesday, the latest South African company to resort to mass firings after weeks of crippling labor unrest.

Thousands of stick-wielding strikers responded by rallying near the operations of AngloGold, the world's third-largest bullion producer, saying they would not buckle under company pressure. Full story…