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...
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...
Justice for Marikana: protest the Lonmin AGM!

Justice for Marikana: protest the Lonmin AGM!

Time is running out to hold Lonmin to account for its role in South Africa’s Marikana Massacre Lonmin is a British-South African mining company; it is the world’s third largest platinum producer and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. One of its mines is in...
'I closed my eyes and waited for the bullet'

'I closed my eyes and waited for the bullet'

Five years ago today, 34 mine workers were shot dead in South Africa during a bitter dispute with British firm Lonmin. Today their community is taking their demands for accountability to the firm’s HQ. In August 2012, mine workers at British company Lonmin’s Marikana...
Avoiding responsibility: the 2017 Lonmin AGM

Avoiding responsibility: the 2017 Lonmin AGM

By Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network On 16 August, 2012, South African police shot and killed 34 striking miners at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine. Lonmin is a British company – successor to Lonrho, which British Conservative Prime Minister...
Media coverage of the 2017 Lonmin AGM

Media coverage of the 2017 Lonmin AGM

There was extensive media coverage of this year’s Lonmin AGM. Check out the following: AfricaNews BBC World Service Church Times Daily Mail Guardian Independent Catholic News Media Diversified Neues Deutschland New Internationalist Reuters Telegraph The Citizen...
Demand accountability for the Marikana Massacre! Protest the Lonmin AGM!

Demand accountability for the Marikana Massacre! Protest the Lonmin AGM!

Since the police killings of 34 striking mine workers in August 2012, British-South African mining firm, Lonmin, has failed to live up to many of its social commitments to the workers and the survivors of the deadly attack. Join South African Bishop Johannes Seoka...