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13 Aug 2016

So. Africa: Amnesty International criticises Lonmin for not meeting its housing promise for Marikana miners; says govt. not enforcing compliance, includes company comments

Amnesty International has published a report on Lonmin's failure to comply with its obligations under the company’s 2006 Social and Labour Plan, where the company promised to build 5,500 houses for its employees by 2012. By 2011, 3 housing units had been constructed. Amnesty International wrote to Lonmin presenting the findings of its research and seeking responses from Lonmin on a number of issues. Lonmin responded in writing on 2 August 2016 and the company's response is attached as an annex the report. Amnesty International also sent its findings in writing to the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR), and followed up this correspondence with phone calls. DMR did not respond. 

A press release on the report by Amnesty International is here. All components of this story are below: