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lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Reuters reports that workers employed by Lonmin’s community shareholder Bapo Ba Mogale have been protesting as they have not been fully paid, causing minor disruption at two of the platinum producer’s shafts.  

Lonmin, grappling with soaring costs and low platinum prices, briefly shut the two shafts earlier this year when community members held protests to demand jobs.  Lonmin spokeswoman Wendy Tlou indicated:  “We are experiencing minimal challenges as some buses to our E2 and E3 shafts are running later than usual.  We are monitoring the situation and have added security to assist with the safe transportation of our workers.”  A Bapo spokesman said the protesting workers had not been fully paid because their traditional council had not receive its R5m annual economic development funds from Lonmin.  Tlou said only R3m would be paid to the community in November due to financial constraints and the rest paid in 2018 as the contract requires.

  • Read this report by Zandi Shabalala in full at Moneyweb


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