Attacks on mining critics, and Marikana anniversary

Attacks on mining critics, and Marikana anniversary

Dear friends, The mining industry is associated with a great deal of violence around the world. This month sees the sixth anniversary of the massacre of striking mine workers at London-listed Lonmin’s platinum mine at Marikana in South Africa. There will be  a...
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,...
'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...