ARTICLES RELATING TO LONMIN

Lonmin employee labelled 'disingenuous'

2014-09-15 20:45

A senior Lonmin employee has been accused of being disingenuous at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Lonmin to share lessons from Marikana deaths

2014-09-15 17:18

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry wants Lonmin to submit a report on what lessons have been learnt from the events surrounding the 2012 Marikana massacre.

Lonmin employee did not encourage collective talks

2014-09-15 14:11

A senior Lonmin employee did not think NUM and Amcu would have met to resolve the 2012 Marikana strike, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Mathunjwa wanted bargaining seat - Lonmin

2014-09-11 18:43

Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa offered to call off the August 2012 strike in exchange for a seat on the negotiation table, the Farlam Commission has heard.

Phiyega: Less lethal guns on the way

2014-09-10 15:56

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega has been questioned about the use of the deadly R5 assault rifles in public order management.

Phiyega back at Farlam Commission

2014-09-10 05:33

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega is expected back at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Farlam calls off Marikana inspection

2014-09-08 16:29

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry's inspection in loco has been abruptly called off after miners shouted obscenities at a woman wearing a National Union of Mineworkers T-shirt.

Farlam inspects Marikana

2014-09-08 13:33

A large crowd of lawyers, police officers, journalists and evidence leaders gathered in Marikana, North West, for an inspection "in loco" by the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Expert: Talks could've averted Marikana shootings

2014-09-05 14:03

More should have been done to encourage dialogue in the days before the August 2012 Marikana shootings, an international law enforcement expert has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Glencore still set on selling Lonmin stake

2014-09-03 17:06

Glencore still wants to sell its 25% stake in platinum producer Lonmin, but at the right time, says CEO Ivan Glasenberg.

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.

 

Reopening wage talks illegal

2014-09-15 19:15

Lonmin was unwilling to reopen wage negotiations in 2012 because it would have been illegal, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Lonmin employee ordered to apologise

2014-09-15 14:49

A senior Lonmin employee had to apologise at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry for describing Amcu's president as a liar on national radio.

Reopening wage negotiations illegal, inquiry hears

2014-09-15 12:52

Lonmin was unwilling to reopen wage negotiations in 2012 because it would have been illegal and set the wrong precedent, a senior employee has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Lonmin worker admits link to killings

2014-09-10 18:37

A senior Lonmin employee has admitted he was causally connected to the deaths of 44 people in Marikana in 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Phiyega can’t remember Marikana plan

2014-09-10 14:17

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega cannot remember the details of the plan to disarm Marikana miners, she has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Pillay: Lonmin reckless at Marikana

2014-09-09 17:26

Lonmin acted irresponsibly in the period leading up to the August 2012 shooting of its employees, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Obscenities shouted at NUM member in Marikana

2014-09-08 15:11

Miners shouted obscenities at a woman wearing a red National Union of Mineworkers T-shirt when she joined the Farlam Commission of Inquiry's inspection in loco in Marikana, North West.

Expert: SAPS poorly prepared

2014-09-05 20:03

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard that despite a theoretical awareness of firearm usage, SAPS members lack experience.

Marikana video disproves cops' version

2014-09-05 09:23
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A video shown at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry appears to disprove the police version of events ahead of the fatal shootings.

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.

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