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6 May 2019

So. Africa: Labour department threatens to deregister giant mining union as '"it is no longer a genuine trade union"

Author: Alexander Winning and Tanisha Heiberg; Reuters

‘South Africa intends to de-register militant mining union AMCU’ 24 April 2019...

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20 August 2018

So. Africa: Mining industry association's initiative to address 'unacceptable' rise in work-related fatalities

Author: Tehillah Niselow, fin24 (So. Africa)

"Mining industry to tackle 'unacceptable' rise in deaths"...

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25 June 2018

So. Africa: Report says lack of information makes it difficult to assess if mining companies are repairing their environmental damage

A report by the Centre for Environmental Rights says lack of adequate information has made it impossible to determine whether South African mining companies are fulfilling their legal obligations to repair and rehabilitate environmental damage that...

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30 April 2018

So. Africa: Lonmin launches community grievance mechanism

UK mining company Lonmin has introduced a community grievance mechanism following a pilot project launched last year. The mechanism is known as Buang Le Rona/Thetha Nathi – ‘Talk to Us’ in English – and is aimed at improving two-way communication and...

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26 February 2018

So. Africa: Academic says World Bank's new report exposes the bank's "systematic looting of Africa"

Author: Patrick Bond, MPN News (South Africa)

"New Evidence of the World Bank’s Systematic Looting of Africa", 5 Feb 2018...

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24 February 2018

So. Africa: President Ramaphosa says compensation pay-outs to the survivors of the Marikana massacre and the families of the mine workers shot dead by police should be finalised within the coming months

Author: Govan Whittles, Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

"Cyril’s atonement for Marikana: Compensation is nearly ready", 20 Feb 2018...

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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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