JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Harmony Gold Mining
Spokeswoman Marian van der Walt said while the company was still confirming the numbers, the turnout was positive.
Harmony had given workers until 12 a.m. EDT to return to duty or face sacking. Van der Walt said those who did not show up would be immediately dismissed.
The 23-day strike at its Kusasalethu mine has cost the company about 13,000 ounces in lost production.
Harmony is the latest case where the hardball negotiating tactics have succeeded in getting substantial numbers of strikers back to work.
(Reporting by Sherilee Lakmidas; Editing by Helen Nyambura-Mwaura)