Yes it's odd that this message board isn't more active. Hopefully that will change. <br> <br> Also, it's not a sure thing the strike will end any time soon. All that's been done is that the SA mining companies and the mining union leaders have agreed "in principle" on resolutions. Check this link out: <br> <br> <a href="http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/amcu-agrees-on-pay-offer-1.1702650#.U5nGVxCGfzh" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer ugc" target="_blank">http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/amcu-agrees-on-pay-offer-1.1702650#.U5nGVxCGfzh</a> <br> <br> At the very bottom of the page, one of the mining companies representatives said they have made no offer. They have only asked the mining union companies to go back and change their mandate to end the strike.