Glencore cuts jobs at South African coal operations - CNBC Africa

Glencore cuts jobs at South African coal operations

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Glencore cuts jobs at South African coal operations. PHOTO: Reuters

Miner and commodities trader Glencore has retrenched 240 workers at it's South Witbank coal mine in South Africa, which has been shut down after reaching the end of its life, a company spokesman said on Thursday.

Glencore has placed 138 employees who worked at South Witbank in other coal operations, Gugulethu Maqetuka, a spokesman for Glencore's South African operations said.

Maqetuka said the company is also in discussion with labour unions about closing its Witcons coal-processing plant, which will affect 100 employees.

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