Striking miners at South Africa's Marikana mine could return to work after employers offered them a pay rise of up to 22%.
A spokeswoman for Lonmin, the mining giant which operates the plant, has told ITV News that a deal is not yet signed and sealed.
But people close to the negotiations have indicated that worker representatives will accept the offer, even though it falls short of the 12,500 South African rand per/month that they had demanded.
The standoff between striking miners and South African authorities hardened as workers rejected a new deal and 'gatherings' were banned.
The expelled ANC firebrand politician Julius Malema tells ITV News black South Africans are worse off now than they were during apartheid.
Fifty of the South African miners who were charged with the murder of their colleagues have celebrated their freedom outside a courthouse.