An illegal work stoppage at the North Shaft of Impala Bafokeng’s Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine (BRPM), in the North West province, has ended without incident, parent company Impala Platinum (Implats) has told Mining Weekly. In the main, the illegal strike action, which began on June 27, involved members of the contractor workforce demanding permanent positions, the company explained. However, Implats was concerned that the strike action would harm jobs more than help them