At the Annual General Meeting of the BASF chemicals group on 30 April 2015, the bishop Johannes Seoka appealed to the Board and demanded that BASF should also assume its part in the responsibility for the Marikana massacre in South Africa.
In August 2012, 34 striking miners of platinum producer Lonmin plc were killed in a conflict with police. ... →
On Monday, one of the leaders of the National Union of Mineworkers was shot on her way to work at Lonmin’s Marikana mine. The shooting is only the latest case in a series of deadly incidents relating to the fragile labor environment of the South African platinum mine.
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„Were Lonmin Shootings preventable?“, asks John Capel from the Bench Marks Foundation in South Africa, an independent non-governmental organisation mandated by churches to monitor the practices of multi-national corporations.
Only two days before the clashes between miners and police forces at Lonmin´s Marikana mine in Rustenburg (16.8.2012) that left 34 people dead in one day, the Bench Marks Foundation published their Policy Gap no. ... →