South African Gold Miners Strike

Tens of thousands of South African gold miners are on strike after their union rejected a final offer from major mining firms.

The National Union of Mineworkers says the strike, which began late Tuesday, will continue “indefinitely” until its demands are met.

The union, which represents more than 80,000 gold miners, is seeking pay hikes of 60 percent for surface and underground workers.

Employers have offered an increase of 6.5 percent.

A union spokesman, Lesiba Seshoka, …