Press release: Demonstration outside Lonmin AGM

Press release: Demonstration outside Lonmin AGM

London-listed platinum miner awaits takeover as Marikana community repeat demands for justice nearly seven years after mineworker massacre. Lonmin AGM protest: March 25, 10-11am, Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5 An international alliance of community, solidarity...
Protest Lonmin’s AGM: Justice for Marikana

Protest Lonmin’s AGM: Justice for Marikana

We collected the women and when we met near the mountain, we were too late. We heard the bullets, and then the ambulances. Thirty-four mine workers were shot dead.” Thumeka Magwangqana, Marikana community leader On August 16 2012, over 100 workers on strike for a...
FILM: Marikana's Precious Metal

FILM: Marikana's Precious Metal

Precious Metal: Marikana film released online 16 August marked the sixth anniversary of the Marikana Massacre in South Africa, when security forces opened fire on striking mine-workers in the most lethal use of force by the South African state since apartheid....
Letter of solidarity from Chile to Marikana

Letter of solidarity from Chile to Marikana

On 16 August, around 60 people participated in Marikana Solidarity Collective’s (Marikana Miners Solidarity Campaign, Pan-Afrikan Society Community Forum, Decolonising Environmentalism and London Mining Network) vigil of the sixth anniversary of the Marikana...
Marikana massacre: 6th anniversary events

Marikana massacre: 6th anniversary events

This August will be the sixth anniversary of South Africa’s Marikana massacre. On 16th August 2012, 34 striking miners were killed by South African police at London-listed mining company Lonmin’s platinum mine. To show solidarity and to mark the day,...
Renewable energy, and class actions

Renewable energy, and class actions

Dear friends, Lawyers have been busy recently. BHP is facing a class action suit by shareholders over the Samarco tailings dam disaster in 2015. Zenú Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities in Cordoba, Colombia, have won a legal case against London-listed BHP...
VIDEO: We demand justice for Marikana

VIDEO: We demand justice for Marikana

In March 2018, Community leader Thumeka Magwangqana, lawyer Andries Nkome and Reverend Johannes Seoka travelled to London to attend mining company Lonmin’s Annual general meeting, that was held on 15 March. In the AGM, they asked uncomfortable questions to the...
Smile please! It's the Lonmin AGM!

Smile please! It's the Lonmin AGM!

Report on the AGM of Lonmin plc, held at the Lincoln Centre, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, on 15 March 2018 by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network You may wonder why anyone should be asked to smile at the AGM of a company so closely connected in...