JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Global diversified mining firm Xstrata
The mine employs a total of 619 workers. The sacked miners have until 09:00 am EDT on Friday to appeal their dismissals.
"Most of production at Kroondal is down as we are operating with a minimal percentage of our staff," said Christopher Tsatsawane, spokesman at Xstrata's alloys unit.
(Reporting by Agnieszka Flak; Editing by Pascal Fletcher)