Coal of Africa Ltd. reached an agreement with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) relating to the December 6 dismissal of 178 miners. The employees will be reinstated on the following terms: without pay for the period December 3 to 12 inclusive; all 178 will be issued with final written warning letters, valid for one year for engaging in un-procedural industrial action; resumption of their normal shifts from 06:00 on December 13; and all pending disciplinary cases will follow due process. On December 7, the company fired 178 Mooiplaats employees for participating in a wildcat strike.