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[JOHANNESBURG] Miner and commodities trader Glencore has retrenched 240 workers at its 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.