Lonmin CEO: Marikana a catalyst for positive change

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AMCU leader Joseph Mathunjwa and Lonmin CEO Ben Magara during the commemoration of the 2012 Marikana massacre in August last year. (File pic: Felix Dlangamandla, Netwerk24)
AMCU leader Joseph Mathunjwa and Lonmin CEO Ben Magara during the commemoration of the 2012 Marikana massacre in August last year. (File pic: Felix Dlangamandla, Netwerk24)

Johannesburg – Five years after the tragedy at Marikana, Lonmin chief executive Ben Magara said that upon reflection, it could be a catalyst for positive change to make sure something like that never happens again.

Magara was speaking during a panel discussion with the president of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) Joseph Mathunjwa at the Business Day Dialogue Breakfast on Friday.

“Commentators have said what happened could have happened anywhere in country and in our society,” said Magara. It is necessary for all stakeholders, government, employees, business and unions to consider the realities of the sector and create a “shared vision” to solve the challenges, he added.

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