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Tuesday September 3, 2013 MYT 4:46:10 PM
Members of the National Union of Mine (NUM) take part in a strike in the central business district area of Johannesburg, August 27, 2013. REUTERS/Ihsaan Haffejee
PRETORIA (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday appealed to companies and unions in the gold industry to avoid a strike that would further dent growth in Africa's biggest economy.
"A strike hurts both sides. They must find a solution," Zuma said at a briefing with reporters in Pretoria.
Gold miners are set to strike for higher pay from Tuesday evening after talks broke down last week.
(Reporting by Peroshni Govender; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Ed Cropley)
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