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22 January 2018

So. Africa: Union says branch leader at Lonmin shot dead in suspected turf war between competing unions in the mining sector

Author: Ed Stoddard & Paul Tait, Reuters

"South Africa's NUM union says branch leader at Lonmin unit shot dead", 19 Jan 2018...

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6 November 2017
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Author: Wirtschaftswoche

"BASF droht Vertrag mit Platin-Zulieferer in Südafrika aufzulösen", 27 Oktober 2017...

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18 September 2017

So. Africa: Govt. says Lonmin in breach of some of its social & labour obligations; company requests time extension to redress the situation

Author: Phila Mzamo, Mining News (South Africa)

"Lonmin is said to breach social plan needed for mining license", 18 Sept 2017...

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20 August 2017

So. Africa: 5th anniversary of Lonmin Marikana massacres commemorated

The 16th of August 2017 marked the 5th anniversary of the killing of 34 mine workers by South African police at Lonmin's Marikana mine in the North West province in 2012. In total 44 people lost their lives. On the afternoon of 16th August 2012...

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18 August 2017
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Author: VOAAfrique

"Les mineurs sud-africains demandent toujours justice cinq ans après le massacre de Marikana"...

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8 May 2017

South African banks fund mining projects in southern Africa that raise issues over social, environmental, human rights impacts, says new report

Southern Africa Resource Watch, in announcing its report, South African Banks Footprint in SADC Mining Projects, said:...

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7 May 2017

So. Africa: Social & Labour Plans system needs "a radical overhaul" to accord workers in mining companies and host communities a central role, says report

Author: Centre for Applied Legal Studies, Univ. of the Witwatersrand (South Africa

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27 March 2017

So. Africa: NGO says working with widows of Marikana massacre to tell their own story; says official account insulated Lonmin and govt. from accountability

Author: Keaton Allen-Gessesse, SERI litigation volunteer and Harvard Public Service Venture Fellow (USA)

"Who owns the story of South Africa’s Marikana massacre?", 22 March 2017...

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23 February 2017

Empty Promises and the Myth of Mining: Does Mining Lead to Pro-Poor Development?

Author: Bonita MEYERSFELD, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1

Mining operations in the Global South often worsen conditions for affected communities after the conclusion of the operations as compared to pre-mining conditions. This is regression, not progress, which is contrary to the narrative surrounding mining...

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13 February 2017

"Much ado about responsible mining in Africa yields few results", says leader of the Alternative Mining Indaba

Author: Malcolm Damon, Economic Justice Network, in Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

"Much ado about responsible mining in Africa yields few results", 9 Feb 2017...

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