ARTICLES RELATING TO LONMIN

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

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.

Police 'given food parcels' at Marikana

2014-07-31 18:39

An entry showing that police officers deployed to Marikana in August 2012 were supplied with food parcels by Lonmin was deleted from an occurrence book, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Lonmin, police co-operation questioned

2014-07-30 21:42

Lonmin security officers should not have been allowed to participate in the police's joint operations centre, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

'Disproportionate' force used at Marikana

2014-07-30 14:49

The force used against protesting Marikana miners, leading to 34 deaths, was "disproportionate and heinous", advocate Dali Mpofu has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

SAPS was under Lonmin influence at Marikana

2014-07-29 21:13

Lonmin unduly influenced the SA Police Service to act against protesting Marikana miners, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Lonmin shooting records altered, inquiry hears

2014-07-29 14:05

Reference to Lonmin security guards firing rubber bullets during a scuffle between striking miners in Marikana in August 2012 has been removed from a logbook, the Farlam inquiry has heard.

Lonmin guard: Marikana attack was quick

2014-07-28 17:52

Lonmin security guards did not assist protesting Marikana miners attacked by NUM members on 11 August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Anglo American's profit drops

2014-07-25 16:00

Anglo American's underlying operating profit has fallen in the six months to June, according to interim results.

Lonmin guards fled Marikana miners, inquiry hears

2014-07-25 14:38

Lonmin security guards almost crashed their cars into each other while fleeing from protesting miners on 12 August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Lonmin mulls Amplats mine buy-out

2014-07-25 13:30

Lonmin is considering buying out the rest of its joint venture in the Pandora mine, one of the operations Anglo American Platinum has put up for sale.

Lonmin security guard to be cross-examined

2014-07-25 06:31

The cross-examination of a Lonmin security guard is expected to take place when the Farlam Commission of Inquiry resumes.

 

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.

Deleted Marikana records haunt Lonmin

2014-07-31 14:36

Complete Lonmin records of the August 2012 Marikana shootings have been unearthed by Farlam Commission of Inquiry evidence leaders' own investigations, the inquiry has heard.

Lonmin enters into BEE agreement

2014-07-30 19:37

Platinum group Lonmin has entered into binding agreements with the Bapo ba Mogale community to meet black economic empowerment targets.

Lonmin responsible for Marikana deaths - Mpofu

2014-07-30 14:08

Lonmin should be held responsible for people killed at its Marikana mining operations in August 2012, advocate Dali Mpofu has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Attempt to hide Marikana footage, inquiry told

2014-07-29 19:44

An evidence leader says there is an attempt to hide an incident where Lonmin security guards shot rubber bullets at striking Marikana miners, from the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Jim: Wage offer a victory

2014-07-29 05:00

Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim says the settlement accepted by its nearly 200 000 members is a huge victory given the pittance offered at point of deadlock.

Marikana miners were unstoppable - Lonmin guard

2014-07-28 13:07

It was impossible for Lonmin mine security guards in Marikana to halt a crowd of protesting miners heading towards offices of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on 11 August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Strike weighs on Lonmin production

2014-07-25 15:00

Lonmin's third quarter production has been severely affected by a five-month strike, the platinum mines' unaudited production results show.

Marikana guard insisted on 'blocking' strikers

2014-07-25 13:34

A Lonmin security guard has testified that his superior insisted his team block a crowd of more than 1 000 protesting Marikana miners, the Farlam inquiry has heard.

Lonmin to hit 80% of normal output soon

2014-07-25 13:30

Platinum producer Lonmin will lift production to 80% of normal levels by the end of its financial year in September as it recovers from a five-month strike.

Miners were threatening - guard

2014-07-24 18:02

The attitude of striking mineworkers changed significantly in the days leading up to clashes between protesters and police in Marikana.

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