On 23 June 2014, the longest mining sector strike in South African history ended when the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) accepted a revised wage offer from platinum producers. The economic and social costs of the strike were crippling. It is reported that the platinum producers lost over R 24 billion in revenue, while employees lost wages of over R 10,6 billion. These figures do not include the loss of investor confidence and the impact of the strike on local businesses or the families of the striking workers.
In the case of Kok v S (WCC) (unreported case no 14552, 2-7-2014) (Henney J), the accused had been charged with fraud. It was alleged that he fraudulently obtained payment of an amount of R 98 668,98 from the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) after he had been dismissed by the South African Police Service (SAPS).