NEW YORK Anglo American
Platinum Ltd. (Amplats) has declared force majeure on
deliveries of chrome ore to customers, the company announced
Workers at the companys
Rustenburg, Union and Amandelbult mining operations in South
Africa are striking, and attendance levels are below 20
Last week, Amplats dismissed
12,000 striking employees in the Rustenburg area.
"The ongoing illegal strike by
Anglo American Platinum employees will adversely affect the
companys delivery obligations regarding the supply of
chrome ore and, as a result, force majeure notices
have been issued to its chrome customers," the
Johannesburg-based company said.
"The companys ability to deliver Platinum Group Metals
and base metals, however, remains unaffected at this stage,"
the company added.