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29 Apr 2016

The Daily Vox, Koketso Moeti

Justice for Marikana? Four Reasons South Africa should care about the upcoming BASF shareholders’ meeting

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...Lonmin is the multinational mining company where a strike for a living wage led to the death of 44 people, 34 of whom were brutally gunned down in a single day by SAPS. On the 29th April 2016, BASF, a principal customer of Lonmin will be hosting their annual shareholders’ meeting. Apart from the usual attendees, a South African delegation which includes two of the women made widows by the Marikana massacre will be present, calling for justice for Marikana. KOKETSO MOETI lists four reasons why we should care about this meeting.1. Lonmin clearly won’t take responsibility on its own... 2. BASF prides itself on being a founding member of the United Nations Global Compact...3. Justice for Marikana is about more than Marikana...4. We can’t allow “business as usual”...