Lonmin Nominated as World's Worst Company


Environmental organisation groundWork has nominated Lonmin as one of the world's worst companies of 2012. An inquiry is still under way after 34 miners were shot dead when police opened fire on the striking miners at Marikana's Lonmin mines in August last year.
  • South Africa:  Lonmin Nominated for Worst Company

    South African Press Association, 4 January 2013

    Lonmin has been nominated as one of the world's worst companies of 2012, environmental organisation groundWork said on Friday. read more »

Police at Lonmin's troubled Marikana mine in the North West, Tuesday, 14 August 2012

  • South Africa:  Lessons Learned From Marikana - Police Expert

    South African Press Association, 14 December 2012

    Weaknesses identified in the operation that resulted in the deaths of 34 striking miners at Marikana would provide lessons to help avoid similar failings in future operations, a ... read more »

Police on standby at Lonmin's troubled Marikana mine in the North West on 14 August 2012.

  • South Africa:  Families Blame SAPS, Lonmin - Lawyer

    South African Press Association, 4 December 2012

    Families of the mineworkers who were shot on August 16 believe the SA Police Service (SAPS) and Lonmin mine are responsible for the Marikana tragedy, the Farlam Commission heard on ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Marikana Commission - Cops, Lonmin Hit Back At Bishop Seoka

    Daily Maverick, 23 November 2012

    Bishop Johannes Seoka was called upon to testify before the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, after having played a big mediation role in the labour unrest that led to over 45 ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Marikana Commission - Better Videos of 16 August - but Still Not Much to See

    Daily Maverick, 21 November 2012

    On Wednesday, the commission of inquiry into the events of the Marikana labour unrest saw more police footage of what happened on 16 August when the police shot 112 people. This ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Cellphone Footage of Marikana Screened

    South African Press Association, 21 November 2012

    Dramatic scenes, captured when chaos erupted at Lonmin's Marikana mine on August 16, were viewed on Wednesday by the commission of inquiry into the events. read more »

  • South Africa:  Marikana Commission - What Happened Before 16 August? Lonmin and Police Videos Failed to Capture Crucial Evidence

    Daily Maverick, 21 November 2012

    Like video evidence presented by members of the crime investigative unit, police videos shot before the 16 August massacre fail to capture the stages during which the escalating ... read more »

  • South Africa:  No Weapons At Start of Marikana Strike

    South African Press Association, 20 November 2012

    Traditional weapons were brought in at a later stage of the wild-cat strike at Lonmin mine's platinum operation in Marikana, North West, video evidence showed on Tuesday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Marikana Commission - Did the Police Throw Away Their Own Rulebook?

    Daily Maverick, 20 November 2012

    Lawyers acting for the deceased miners and their injured comrades at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry appear to be building a case to show that the police acted outside of their ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Marikana Commission - Spotty Police Evidence Continues

    Daily Maverick, 16 November 2012

    The pattern set by police witnesses at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry continued Thursday, as a warrant officer present at the scene shortly after the 16 August massacre claimed ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Marikana Cop Did Not Hear Gunfire

    South African Press Association, 16 November 2012

    A crime scene analyst did not hear gunfire from the scene of a second shooting near Lonmin's Marikana mine on August 16, the Farlam Commission heard on Thursday. read more »

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