Tag: Marikana

Bapo chief and Marikana’s missing millions

A report on a forensic investigation has revealed that the biggest single share of the money mining firm Lonmin paid to the community around its Marikana mine went towards a new palace for Kgosi Bob Edward Mogale, chief of the Bapo Ba Mogale community.

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Newspaper accuses Ivanhoe of dirty tricks in Limpopo

A Canadian newspaper has accused that country’s Ivanhoe mining company of buying off traditional leaders and of cheating villagers to get its massive Platreef Project underway in South Africa’s Limpopo province. The report in the Toronto-based Globe and Mail says officials including one from Ivanhoe Mines Ltd paid 82-year-old Raesetsa Makgabo R5 250 in compensation for …

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Bapo ba Mogale community loses out in Lonmin deal*

It has taken Lonmin Plc a decade to cut the Bapo ba Mogale community a 3.3% slice of the company that mines platinum on its land. In the same period, Lonmin has served up an ownership share more than five times bigger to Shanduka Resources – a black empowerment company founded by ANC stalwart Cyril …

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Sex work and sexual abuse in Marikana*

The incident known as the Marikana massacre of 2012 brought the world’s attention to the arduous lives of South African mineworkers. But a group that is continuously overlooked is the women of Marikana, and how many of them have had to sell their bodies to survive. It is a common misconception that mining is a …

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North West Community takes on Lonmin

A community forum in South Africa’s platinum belt has instructed lawyers to challenge the approval of an opaque deal converting their platinum-mining royalty into shares in Lonmin plc, owners of the Marikana mine in North West Province. The ministers of Rural Development and Land Reform and of Mineral Resources signed a contested agreement on Friday …

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