AL JAZEERA ENGLISH Female Mineworkers Defy Superstition .
Protesters gather at the Lonmin platinum mine in Marikana, South Africa on August 17, 2012 where the day before 34 people were killed when police opened fire on striking mineworkers.
She went to war with Argentina over the Falkland Islands and faced down the powerful National Union of Mineworkers.
The National Union of Mineworkers and two other unions signed the pay deal with industry body the Chamber of Mines , but few details were released.
Striking mineworkers make their way through tear gas.
South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has accused a rival union of using witchcraft to increase membership numbers.