Just one day after striking miners at the Lonmin-owned Marikana platinum mine ended their six-week strike after accepting a 22% pay rise.
Today has seen violence and protests start up again this time between miners at the Amplats mine and and the South African Police. With reports that South African Police have been firing rubber bullets and tear gas into the crowd. The strikes have spread to other mines in South Africa, one of the world's biggest producers of precious metals.
This is in sharp contrast to yesterday’s jubilance, as thousands of miners and their families gathered at a soccer stadium in Marikana, South Africa to celebrate the end of the 6 week strike and the new pay deal.
It is believed this new pay deal has angered other miners within the communities that serve the platinum companies in the so called dusty "platinum belt" – and it is this proximity which will make the Lonmin deal a source of jealousy for workers from other mines.
Written and presented by Ann Salter