South African miners returned to work at Marikana platinum mine today after a bloody six-week strike came to an end with the company reaching a deal.
The Marikana platinum complex was the scene of violent protests in which 44 people died. Some 15,000 miners at Gold Fields' Dreifontein Gold Mine remain on strike.
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.