LONMIN PLC Mining News

S. Africa campaigners jump all over Marikana killings report

They claim the official report on the police killing of 34 striking miners in 2012 is a "gross defamation" of those who died.

South African commission finds police to blame in Marikana deaths

The commission into the deaths at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine in August 2012 concluded the plan to quell the massive protest was “defective,” and shouldn't have been executed as such.

Platinum sector strike in South Africa leads to first death

He was killed after police fired rubber and stun grenades bullets to disperse a crowd of protesters.

Platinum miners to strike in South Africa again

Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd. (Implats) and Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) operations to be affected.

South African police planned shooting at Marikana mine — video

Footage shows a commander congratulating his officers for a well-executed plan.

Anglo Platinum mines halted by massive strike in S. Africa

Less than 20% of the company's miners showed up for work today.

Anglo American Platinum under attack on several fronts

After the world's largest platinum producer announced massive lay-offs and plans to scale back annual production by 350,000 ounces.

South African police 'lied over shootings' in Marikana mine

A commission of inquiry has evidence that shows police falsified or withheld documents and gave false accounts of events.

Amplats halves number of jobs to be axed

It will dismiss around 3,300 workers and redeploy another 1,600.

South Africa remembers those dead at Marikana mine

Sticks and umbrellas replaced machetes and spears.

Lonmin hires more security stuff as union votes for strike

Company said it will not tolerate further violence,

South Africa weighs peacekeeping force around mines

As the annual wage bargaining season begins, authorities fear the situation will get worse.

Miners strike at Lonmin mine in South Africa after worker shot dead

Today's death sparked fears of a repeat of last year’s violent unrest that left dozens of deaths and effectively shut down the country's platinum belt.

Families of miners killed at South Africa’s Marikana to sue police for millions

Each family is requesting around $2 million

Amplats lost almost 4,000 ounces of platinum production in one day due to strike

Workers returned to work Wednesday morning after a one-day strike, but company lost 3,886 ounces of platinum production.

Amplats hit hard by South Africa’s mining strikes, down to an annual loss

The negative figures come comes after a 2011 profit of more than $1 billion, which highlights the grim financial situation Amplats currently faces.

Amplats yields to pressure, delays overhaul

In a joint statement with the Department of Mineral Resources and unions, the miner has agreed to postpone any decision for 60 days.

Amplats in talks about decision on firing 14,000 workers and selling off mines

The world’s top platinum company is reportedly engaged in negotiations with union leaders and the government and it is expected to release a formal announcement on whether talks had succeeded in saving jobs later today.

Amplats shuts mines, axes 14,000 jobs and sends platinum prices skyrocketing

As part of a long-awaited review of its operations in South Africa, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has decided to close and sell off several of its mines, leaving over 14,000 workers unemployed.

South African miners better find business somewhere else: report

But companies do not need to go too far, say experts, as there are plenty of opportunities inside Africa.

Lonmin’s Marikana mine controversy far from over: survivors allegedly 'shot again'

Lawyer says there is enough evidence to say the police had planned to shoot miners and not arrest them.

Lonmin says no to takeover bid by Xstrata

Despite market rumours indicating otherwise, South Africa’s platinum producer Lonmin (LON:LMI) rejected Friday a reverse takeover bid by Xstrata (LON:XTA), its unhappy largest shareholder, as it announced a loss before tax of $698 million in the financial year ending in September.

Solidarity says Lonmin to only retrench workers as last resort

South African trade union Solidarity said today that Lonmin would only retrench workers as a last resort.

Most Gold Fields miners back to work, but KDC East strikers face final ultimatum

Almost all the 15,000 Gold Fields Ltd. (NYSE, JSE:GFI) miners at risk of being fired for going on an illegal strike reported for duty, but striking workers at the company’s KDC East operations received a final ultimatum from the company Friday.

On strike Lonmin miners take pay raise offer

Workers at Lonmin's Marikana mine have accepted a 22% pay increase to end more than five weeks of deadly strikes.