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lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Fin24 reports that platinum producer Lonmin has hit back at calls by the Mining Forum of SA (MFSA) and Bapo ba Mogale Investments (BBMI) to have its operating licence removed over non-compliance with its social and labour plan (SLP).  

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the forum said it has written to President Jacob Zuma, pleading that the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) should suspend Lonmin’s operational licence for failing to comply with the commitments in its SLP for the years 2014 to 2018.  Lonmin and other mines needed to be held accountable for their social responsibilities towards the communities in which they operated, the forum argued.  Lonmin, however has come out to defend itself against the “grossly incorrect statements” made by the forum.  “The company’s compliance with its social and labour plan is of absolute importance to Lonmin,” the platinum miner said in a statement on Thursday.  It went on to unpack the challenges of meeting the commitment of the SLP for 2014 to 2018.  Lonmin indicated said it would continue to engage and report on its SLP action plan to the DMR, as well as the Bapo ba Mogale and other stakeholders.

  • Read this report by Lameez Omarjee in full at Fin24
  • Read Lonmin’s press statement in this regard at Lonmin online

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