BASF and the Marikana Massacre

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.   ... →

„Were Lonmin Shootings preventable?“

„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.   ... →