ARTICLES RELATING TO LONMIN

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.

Medics afraid at Marikana - Lonmin guards

2014-07-24 14:28

Netcare paramedics had to be escorted by armed guards after clashes between protesting miners and police in Marikana on 16 August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Too risky to meet striking miners - Lonmin

2014-07-23 18:00

It would have been risky for Lonmin to visit the hill where thousands of miners were gathered in Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Lonmin appoints Beamish as new chair

2014-07-22 16:53

Brian Beamish has been appointed Lonmin chairperson, following the retirement of Roger Phillimore, the platinum company says.

Plan to sell Amplats mines shocks union

2014-07-22 11:45
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The Workers' Association Union has warned that plans by Amplats to sell off mines will have a devastating effect on workers in the wake of the five-month strike.

Amplats mines on market after profit fall

2014-07-21 12:10

The dominant feature of the first half, was the strike during which 40% of Amplats production was not in operation, says CEO Chris Griffith

Amplats' output drops by 40%

2014-07-17 15:10

The five-month-long strike in the platinum sector led to a 40% decrease in production at Anglo American Platinum in the second quarter, the company says.

Mthethwa asked about 'anarchists' remark

2014-07-15 14:46

Former police minister Nathi Mthethwa has been asked whether he had referred to striking miners as anarchists, at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria.

Mthethwa back at Marikana inquiry

2014-07-15 06:46

Cross-examination of former police minister Nathi Mthethwa is expected to continue at the Marikana commission of inquiry, sitting in Centurion.

Wildcat strike at Implats mine continues

2014-07-07 09:30

Impala Platinum says workers are continuing with a wildcat strike over wages at its Marula mine.

More trouble brewing on platinum belt

2014-07-01 05:00

Thousands of workers at Lonmin shafts, who were employed by companies contracted to Lonmin, have not received papers to sign on for work, according to reports.

Mining communities set for big changes

2014-06-27 20:47

A special committee will be tasked with strengthening co-operation between the government, communities and the industry in the North West, says the premier.

Lonmin employee dies as strikers return

2014-06-27 11:18

A Lonmin employee has died in Marikana as a result of epilepsy, as returning workers undergo medical tests and retraining before resuming their jobs.

Premier: Relations damaged in Marikana

2014-06-26 10:18

Relations in Marikana, near Rustenburg in the North West, have been damaged and need to be improved, Premier Supra Mahumapelo says.

No work, no pay for returning strikers

2014-06-25 11:40

Returning mineworkers will receive back pay from the effective agreement dates until the day before the strike started, with food parcels for Amplats miners.

ANC wants prosperous platinum sector

2014-06-25 06:00

The African National Congress has called on labour and mining companies to work together to restore stability and prosperity to the platinum industry.

Nene: Business, govt must work together

2014-06-24 19:40

The private sector and government must work together to stimulate the economy, which needed to be more competitive, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

JSE edges lower as platinum shares fall

2014-06-24 18:08

South African stocks have fallen for the second straight session, with platinum mining shares giving up some of the previous day's gains.

Zuma: Thank you for efforts to end strike

2014-06-24 16:11

President Jacob Zuma has welcomed the conclusion of the strike by platinum mineworkers and thanked everyone involved in the negotiations.

Amcu members sing outside Lonmin offices

2014-06-24 14:31

Amcu members have been singing outside Lonmin's offices, where the signing of an agreement to end the five-month platinum mining strike is to take place.

 

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.

Car jammed as miners attacked us - Lonmin guards

2014-07-23 22:29

The car of two Lonmin mine security guards would not start during an attack from armed, protesting mineworkers, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Lonmin exec at Marikana inquiry

2014-07-23 07:02

Lonmin executive Michael da Costa is expected to give evidence at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the deaths of 44 people during strike-related violence at Lonmin's mining operations in August 2012.

Inquiry postponed over ill Mr X

2014-07-22 16:35

Proceedings at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry have been postponed after police witness, known only as "Mr X", fell ill.

Farlam Commission continues

2014-07-22 06:26

The cross-examination of a police witness known as Mr X is expected to continue at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria.

Murdered Lonmin guards pleaded for their lives - Mr X

2014-07-17 21:54

Two Lonmin security guards have apologised and pleaded for mercy before protesting mineworkers killed them, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Ramaphosa, Mthethwa 'should explain Marikana'

2014-07-15 16:01

Families of Lonmin mineworkers killed at Marikana want Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and former police minister Nathi Mthethwa to explain how their relatives were slain.

Impala meets unions at Marula

2014-07-15 12:20

Impala Platinum is meeting trade unions at its Marula mine outside Burgersfort in Limpopo over organisational issues.

Marula strike over, says NUM

2014-07-08 10:04

The National Union of Mineworkers has ended an unprotected strike Impala Platinum's Marula mine in Limpopo.

Marikana strikers decided to kill cops - Mr X

2014-07-01 05:00

Strikers decided to kill police during a platinum sector strike in Marikana, North West, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria has heard.

Farlam commission continues

2014-06-30 05:43

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry is expected to continue in Pretoria on Monday

Level of force at Marikana under spotlight

2014-06-27 14:25

Factors influencing the level of force used by the police during the Marikana shootings have come under the spotlight at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Expert: Marikana was dangerous for cops

2014-06-26 14:28

Intervention at Marikana during a violent strike in 2012 was complicated and dangerous for the police, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Strike could cost Amplats R11bn in losses

2014-06-26 06:00

Anglo Platinum CEO Chris Griffith says the mine could end up losing R11bn due to the strike and expects it will take about two weeks to resume significant output.

Miners back at work as more labour strife looms

2014-06-25 08:00

Thousands of strikers have returned to Lonmin and Anglo American Platinum mines, but more industrial action looms as unions retain their economic stranglehold.

Economy set to face more labour strife

2014-06-25 05:00

Platinum miners will return to work after a bruising strike, but there is little sense of relief among investors because more industrial action is looming.

Battle for R12 500 not over, says Mathunjwa

2014-06-24 19:01
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No platinum worker will earn less than R8 000 as a basic salary, says Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa, adding that the union would continue the fight for R12 500.

Concerns about aftermath of platinum strike

2014-06-24 17:43

The resolution of the five-month strike in the platinum mining sector has been welcomed, but there have been concerns its effects would not disappear soon.

Amcu, platinum firms sign mine deal

2014-06-24 15:20

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union and platinum firms have signed a settlement agreement following a crippling five-month wage strike.

Mr X: Man killed because he went to work

2014-06-24 12:17

A man was killed because he went to work during the 2012 platinum miners' strike in Marikana, 'Mr X' has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

 
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