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lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Bloomberg reports that platinum producer Lonmin has been given a deadline by the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) to fix non-compliant parts of its social and labour plan (SLP) or risk having its mining right suspended.  

This is according to a person familiar with the matter.  The DMR issued a so-called Section 93 notice to the miner relating to shortcomings in its commitment to local development programmes, community education and procurement, said the (unidentified) person.  "We have received correspondence from the department that highlights areas identified as non-compliant and/or are behind schedule of implementation in our current SLP," Lonmin said in a statement.  The company would provide evidence of compliance in some areas and is requesting time extensions in other areas, it said.  A spokesperson for the DMR acknowledged a request for comment and said she would respond later.

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