South African mines reopen

■ Two South African mines that were suspended over the weekend due to labour unrest were reopened yesterday. Aquarius Platinum and Xstrata both reopened their mines near Rustenberg, although the situation is still thought to be tense. Anglo American Platinum, the world’s largest producer of the silver metal, said its Rustenberg operations would reopen today after being shut since last Thursday due to increasing violence and intimidation towards workers.