PLATINUM group Lonmin has entered into binding agreements with the Bapo ba Mogale community to meet black economic empowerment (BEE) targets, it said on Wednesday.
Lonmin should be held responsible for people killed at its Marikana mining operations in the North West in August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard on Wednesday.
PROCEEDINGS at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry were postponed today after police witness, known only as “Mr X”, fell ill.
FORMER police minister Nathi Mthethwa denied that police killing of 34 miners at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine on August 16 2012 happened because he brought undue influence on national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega.
Platinum producers and Amcu have signed a settlement agreement.
Platinum producers have welcomed a Labour Court decision to strike off the roll an Amcu application against companies directly approaching striking workers.
THE 17-week wage dispute in the platinum sector on Tuesday took an astounding turn when Judge Hilary Rabkin-Naicker of the Labour Court persuaded the parties to enter three days of mediation talks‚ beginning yesterday and supervised by the court.
INVESTMENT bank JP Morgan Cazenove has warned that unless South Africa’s platinum producers restructure the cheap-labour model‚ industrial strife will not abate and the industry will continue on a journey to “self-destruction”.