ARTICLES RELATING TO LONMIN

Lonmin: Marikana strike was uncharacteristic

2014-09-01 17:34

Lonmin mine security had not expected protesting miners at Marikana in the North West to gather and strike on 12 August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Marikana hearing continues

2014-09-01 05:55

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry probing the Marikana shooting continues its public hearing in Pretoria.

'No point' in questioning Marikana witness

2014-08-27 17:55

A lawyer for the SA Police Service has abandoned his cross-examination of Xolani Nzuza, one of the strike leaders when mineworkers were shot dead in Marikana in 2012.

Marikana killers must be arrested - miner

2014-08-27 14:02

Those responsible for the murder of two security guards and two policemen during the August 2012 strike-related unrest at Marikana should be arrested, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Lonmin dismisses job cut reports

2014-08-26 17:42

Lonmin says its immediate focus is to achieve a safe ramp-up of production in order to rebuild the business and restore profitability.

Lonmin quells restructuring fears

2014-08-26 14:57

Platinum producer Lonmin has not made a decision on the size and shape of a business restructuring, adding that its immediate aim is to ramp up production.

Shabangu: I didn’t call Marikana unrest criminal

2014-08-26 13:57

Former mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu did not call the Marikana unrest a "criminal act", she has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Shabangu was aware of Marikana violence

2014-08-26 11:37

Former mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu says she was aware of the strike-related unrest at Lonmin's Marikana mine in August 2012, but regarded it as a labour matter.

Lonmin questioned on social responsibility

2014-08-25 23:01

Lonmin management needs to provide answers about its social responsibilities, the lack of which possibly contributed to the strike action that left 44 people dead, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Lonmin did not care - Marikana miner

2014-08-25 14:42

The violence at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana occurred because mine bosses did not care, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Charges dropped against Marikana miners

2014-08-20 17:43

Charges against 279 miners who were arrested during the August 2012 unrest at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana have been dropped in the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate's Court.

Evidence of Marikana survivor queried

2014-08-18 21:22

A man who survived the 2012 Marikana shootings has conceded at the Farlam Commission that he incorrectly assumed police in a helicopter were shooting at workers.

Mineworker: Cops shot hiding strikers

2014-08-18 14:38

Hiding Lonmin miners were found and shot by police officers at Marikana on 16 August 2012, one of the rock drill operators has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Gold mine reboot shows challenge facing platinum

2014-08-15 09:03

The experience of Harmony Gold provides a warning for investors and metals traders banking on SA's platinum sector making a swift recovery from the strike.

Cop: Marikana protesters were peaceful

2014-08-14 16:17

An "excited" Lonmin security manager instructed police to confront a peaceful group of protesters on 10 August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Marikana families blame Lonmin

2014-08-14 12:48

Families of miners who died at Marikana in August 2012 have criticised Lonmin for its role in the wage dispute and violence.

Family saw Marikana victim in newspaper

2014-08-13 14:45

The family of a Marikana mineworker killed in the August 2012 unrest had initially identified him in pictures published in the Daily Sun newspaper, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Ramaphosa is a murderer - protesters

2014-08-12 16:49
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Several protesters yelled at Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa again as he gave evidence at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Ramaphosa's 2nd day at Marikana hearings - as it happened

2014-08-12 15:40
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There were more angry shouts of "he (Ramaphosa) killed them!" as the Farlam Commission came to a close on Tuesday.

We all failed Marikana miners - Ramaphosa

2014-08-12 12:26

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has told the Farlam inquiry that the Marikana tragedy was "a collective failure by many role players".

AS IT HAPPENED: Ramaphosa at the Farlam Commission

2014-08-11 14:00
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Shouts of "blood on his hands!" rang out as Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa testified at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Ramaphosa: I was trying to help at Marikana

2014-08-11 11:04

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has testified that he did not tell the police minister how to intervene in the 2012 Marikana strike, but felt "duty bound to try and help".

Ramaphosa to testify at Farlam Commission

2014-08-11 06:12

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will testify at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the Marikana shootings in Pretoria.

Lonmin makes senior management changes

2014-08-04 12:15

Lonmin plans to restructure and strengthen its executive management team to streamline the business and aid in the execution of the company's strategy.

 

Farlam to visit Marikana

2014-09-01 13:09

Several areas linked to the August 2012 shooting of Lonmin mineworkers will be inspected next week, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has announced.

Implats reviewing options to restore profits

2014-08-28 09:54

Impala Platinum has posted a drop in earnings after most of its SA operations had been hit by a wage strike and it is reviewing options to restore profits.

No reason to apologise - Marikana striker

2014-08-27 14:48

There is no need to apologise to the families of Lonmin workers killed at Marikana in August 2012, one of the strike's leaders has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Shabangu gave police 'licence to kill' - Mpofu

2014-08-26 18:41

Former mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu gave police a "licence to kill" at Marikana in August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Ramaphosa never influenced me - Shabangu

2014-08-26 16:06

Former mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu has denied that Cyril Ramaphosa influenced her into seeing the Marikana strike as a criminal issue.

Lonmin wanted to divide, rule - Shabangu

2014-08-26 13:57

Platinum miner Lonmin used divide-and-rule tactics on its workers, former mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Shabangu can’t account for Marikana statement

2014-08-26 12:47

Former mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu has failed to account for a statement about the strike-related unrest at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana in August 2012.

Jobs bloodbath: Lonmin, unions in the dark

2014-08-26 07:00

Lonmin boss Ben Magara has denied reports of plans to slash the workforce and close shafts, while trade unions say they are not aware of any lay-offs.

Lonmin to cut up to 5 700 jobs - sources

2014-08-25 18:52
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Lonmin aims to cut around 21% of its workforce and close up to 11 shafts, as part of a drive to restore profits after a protracted wage strike, sources say.

Shot mineworkers compile affidavits

2014-08-25 13:08

Three Lonmin mineworkers reportedly shot by police while surrendering have compiled affidavits to attest to this, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Marikana causes need second inquiry - Mpofu

2014-08-19 22:49

It would be unfeasible for the Farlam Commission of Inquiry to embark on a second phase probing the 2012 Marikana unrest, a lawyer says.

Mineworker: Whites treated better at Lonmin

2014-08-18 18:56
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White employees at Lonmin mine got preferential treatment at the expense of their black counterparts, one of the striking mineworkers has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Zokwana wasn't listening - Marikana survivor

2014-08-18 13:26

Former NUM president Senzeni Zokwana was not prepared to listen when he spoke to protesting Marikana miners on 15 August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Implats warns of sharp fall in profits

2014-08-15 16:36

Impala Platinum has issued a stark profit warning, saying full year earnings would fall by up to 75%.

Slog back bodes ill for platinum trio

2014-08-15 06:00

The experience of Harmony Gold provides a warning for investors and traders banking on the platinum sector making a swift recovery from the crippling five-month strike.

Northam Platinum set to snap up new mines

2014-08-14 15:43

Northam Platinum is looking at buying mines in the strike-hit industry after it made a full-year loss because of a protracted strike.

Most families of Marikana 44 'struggling'

2014-08-13 17:59

Most families of 44 people who died during the August 2012 Marikana unrest are struggling financially, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Ramaphosa: I wish I could've done more

2014-08-12 21:28
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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says that living conditions for many miners are "inhumane" and wished that he had done more to improve them.

Ramaphosa sold out for financial gain - Mpofu

2014-08-12 16:34

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa should have addressed the causes of the August 2012 Marikana unrest before attempting to curb its consequences, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Ramaphosa in 'incestuous' relations with roleplayers

2014-08-12 13:33

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has objected after Dali Mpofu said he was caught up in "a cesspool of incestuous relationships" with roleplayers at Marikana.

Negotiation was Marikana panacea - Ramaphosa

2014-08-11 14:34

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa should have used his position to influence warring parties at Marikana in 2012 to negotiate a settlement, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Ramaphosa: Marikana violence dastardly criminal

2014-08-11 13:36

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says he termed the violence during the 2012 Marikana miners protest as "dastardly criminal" because he could not find a better way of describing it.

Security tightened as Ramaphosa testifies

2014-08-11 10:53

Security has been significantly heightened at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry, with police Nyalas and barbed wire outside, as Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa testifies.

Sibiya: Mining industry vibrant and thriving

2014-08-08 14:58

Chamber of Mines chief executive Bheki Sibiya says the mining industry is the backbone of the economy, adding that people need mineral products.

Lonmin guard told cops to disperse miners

2014-08-01 14:33

Lonmin mine security told police officers at Marikana to disperse a group of protesting miners gathered on 10 August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

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