Blood, mud, corruption and criminality

Blood, mud, corruption and criminality

Dear friends, The cataclysmically destructive nature of the mining industry becomes ever more evident. A recent UN report has shown that extractive industries are together responsible for half the world’s carbon emissions and 80% of biodiversity loss. We are not...
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...
Emergency picket: HANDS OFF AMADIBA

Emergency picket: HANDS OFF AMADIBA

END PERSECUTION OF AMADIBA CRISIS COMMITTEE! Emergency Picket: South Africa High Commission, South Africa House, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DP, UK 4-5pm Thursday 27th September South African Police Exclude Amadiba People from Public Hearing At a supposed ‘public...
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,...
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...
Demands of South African delegation to Lonmin plc, March 2018

Demands of South African delegation to Lonmin plc, March 2018

Reviewed by Bishop Johannes Seoka, Andries Nkome and Thumeka Magwangqana Since Bishop Jo Seoka attended the Lonmin AGM in January 2017, he reports that little progress has been made at Marikana, despite promises made by the company. Community representatives therefore...