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27 March 2017

So. Africa: NGO says working with widows of Marikana massacre to tell their own story; says official account insulated Lonmin and govt. from accountability

Author: Keaton Allen-Gessesse, SERI litigation volunteer and Harvard Public Service Venture Fellow (USA)

"Who owns the story of South Africa’s Marikana massacre?", 22 March 2017...

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23 February 2017

Empty Promises and the Myth of Mining: Does Mining Lead to Pro-Poor Development?

Author: Bonita MEYERSFELD, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1

Mining operations in the Global South often worsen conditions for affected communities after the conclusion of the operations as compared to pre-mining conditions. This is regression, not progress, which is contrary to the narrative surrounding mining...

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13 February 2017

"Much ado about responsible mining in Africa yields few results", says leader of the Alternative Mining Indaba

Author: Malcolm Damon, Economic Justice Network, in Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

"Much ado about responsible mining in Africa yields few results", 9 Feb 2017...

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26 January 2017

Protesters demand apology for Marikana miners massacre outside Lonmin AGM in London

Author: Africa News

"Protesters demand apology for Marikana miner massacre outside LonMin AGM in London", 26 Jan 2017...

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16 January 2017
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Author: Dachverband der Kritischen Aktionäre, London Mining Network

Eine düstere Hommage für die 34 Bergleute, die am 16. August 2012 von der südafrikanischen Polizei erschossen wurden. Begleitet von einer Klangkulisse, die Gewehrschüsse nachahmt, werden Fotos der ermordeten Bergleute hochgehalten und ihre Namen...

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16 January 2017

NGOs & investors to challenge Lonmin at its Annual General Meeting to implement Marikana massacre commitments

Author: Association of Ethical Shareholders Germany, London Mining Network


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11 January 2017

So. Africa: NGO says tensions running high over unfulfilled housing commitments by Lonmin in Marikana; says 1 person killed over a housing dispute

Author: African News Agency (South Africa)

"Lonmin housing dispute at boiling point in Marikana", 13 Dec 2016...

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19 December 2016

So. Africa: Govt. announces it will pay out US$ 70 million in compensation to victims of Lonmin Marikana shootings; lawyers representing victims say govt. update "hollow"

The South African Presidency on Sunday 11 December issued an update on steps taken by government to implement recommendations of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry. Forty-four people‚ including 34 miners‚ were killed during a wage dispute at Lonmin mine...

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11 October 2016

So. Africa: Inaugural Southern Africa Permanent People's Tribunal hears testimonies from communities affected by mining and extractive activities

Author: Alternative Information & Development Centre (South Africa)

The Permanent Peoples' Tribunal held the hearing in Manzini, Swaziland, in the southern region of Africa, taking evidence from cases based in Swaziland (two cases), Zimbabwe (two cases), South Africa (four cases), Zambia (one case), and Mozambique ...

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30 August 2016
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