ARTICLES RELATING TO LONMIN

Labour strife drives mines mechanisation

2014-10-14 13:48

For decades, SA's platinum production has rested on men risking their lives, but three years of labour strife have set in motion a drive to replace them with machines.

Release of Lonmin financial records delayed

2014-10-09 09:05

Lonmin has delayed the release of a report which will show what the company's financial position was during the violent wage-related unrest.

Lonmin swings back to full production

2014-10-08 16:44

Lonmin has returned to full production earlier than forecast after a crippling five-month wage strike, exceeding 2013 output levels in both August and September.

Final lap for Marikana inquiry

2014-10-01 06:26

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry has been granted its final extension, spokesperson Phuti Setati says.

Lonmin denies tax evasion claims

2014-09-23 15:46

Lonmin has denied allegations it was evading tax, after calls that the company should be investigated.

Sars must probe Lonmin, Ramaphosa - EFF

2014-09-19 20:29

The EFF has called on Sars to probe Lonmin and its directors for tax evasion after a report that the company paid about R200m in commissions to agents in Bermuda.

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.

 

SA to improve distressed mining towns

2014-10-09 20:22

Planning Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says R2.1bn has been designated to improve housing and living conditions in poor mining communities.

JSE pulls back, Ellies drops nearly 20%

2014-10-08 18:19

South African stocks have ended lower, with Ellies Holdings topping the list of decliners on growing worries about its financial health.

Lonmin payments were loans, says Shanduka

2014-10-03 19:12

Payments Lonmin made to its empowerment partner Incwala in the years leading up to the Marikana shooting were interest-free loans and not dividends, Shanduka says.

Marikana miners haunted by police attack

2014-09-30 20:04

Lonmin miners who survived the 16 August 2012 shootings at Marikana say they are haunted by memories of the confrontation with police.

Lonmin denies evading tax

2014-09-23 07:00

Lonmin says reports that it is evading tax are completely false after calls that the company should be investigated.

Ramaphosa declares his millions

2014-09-17 18:40
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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has revealed that he has accumulated R76m in company shares and owns 30 townhouses in Johannesburg and two flats in Cape Town.

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.

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