Amplats miners return to work

■ The South African strike that has crippled Anglo American Platinum since mid-September has come to an end, as miners accepted a pay offer and returned to work. Amplats has offered miners a one-off payment of ZAR4,500 (£317) and a monthly salary increase of ZAR400 on the condition that the workers – including the 12,000 dismissed from Rustenberg – are reinstated. The strike has lost Amplats 191,359 ounces of platinum.