• IS provokes sea-change

    It has been a grave mistake to defy both Russia and France, says Leopold Scholtz.

  • Nene's SAA nemesis

    No political figure seems to have the guts to speak out against Dudu Myeni, says Solly Moeng.

  • The mp3 revolution

    Ian Mann takes a look at the war between digital music and the compact disc.

All data is delayed
See More

Lonmin 'working towards peace'

Aug 24 2012 17:40

Company Data

Lonmin plc [JSE:LON]

Last traded 1
Change 0
% Change 49
Cumulative volume 11069728
Market cap 0

Last Updated: 27-11-2015 at 05:00. Prices are delayed by 15 minutes. Source: McGregor BFA

Related Articles

'Leaders taking advantage of Lonmin'

Vavi says Cosatu will not be weakened

No probe into political manipulation - govt

Johannesburg - Lonmin [JSE:LON] is working towards peace with striking miners, it said on Friday.

"We can confirm that we are working towards an agreement on peace (with the workers)," spokesperson Sue Vey said on Friday.

"We are discussing the demands. It is a process, and it hasn't been finalised yet."

Thirty-four workers were shot dead during a confrontation with the police at the platinum miner's operation in Marikana, North West, last Thursday.

Another 78 people were wounded. Ten people, including two police officers and two security guards, were killed in the week preceding the clash.

Workers were demanding a monthly salary of R12 500.

An inter-ministerial committee set up to help the families of the victims said on Friday it was maintaining its presence at the mine.

"The committee has today engaged several stakeholders including families who will bury the deceased loved ones this weekend," it said in a statement.

"The committee is pleased with progress made by different spheres of government in providing all the support and assistance to the bereaved families."

Home affairs, which is part of the committee, earlier said all but one of the 34 miners killed had been identified.

The committee said the funerals would be held between the weekend and September 8. So far, six of the 44 had been buried.

"Government will contribute towards funeral arrangements and any other needs the families may require, regardless of any other contributions by stakeholders," it said.

"All services will be provided to all the families of the 44 deceased, including the foreign nationals."

lonmin  |  marikana  |  mining protest



Read Fin24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Company Snapshot

We're talking about:


Marketing is a big concern in SA's small business community, followed by a lack of confidence and partnering with the wrong people, according to a survey.

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...

Voting Booth

The 25 basis points interest rate increase is:

Previous results · Suggest a vote