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solidariteitMining Review reports that trade union Solidarity has pointed out that platinum producer Lonmin’s continued existence and success are important to communities and the local economy.  

Solidarity made this statement following Lonmin’s harassment by some members of the the Bapo Bo Mogale community through violent protests that have taken place since 2 May.  The community, which has also been involved in trying to intimidate Lonmin employees, wants Lonmin to immediately make 1,000 permanent jobs available and a further 500 cadet posts for community members.  According to Solidarity’s Connie Prinsloo, such an arrangement would endanger the survival of the company, which will consequently have a negative economic impact on the whole region.

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