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lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Business Report writes that the Mining Forum of SA (MFSA) has called on Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane to suspend or cancel Lonmin's operations after the platinum producer failed to comply with social and labour plans (SLPs).  

The MFSA feels that Lonmin has shown arrogance and lack of willingness to abide by the laws governing the industry.  In a letter, the forum said:  "We are extremely disturbed and disappointed by the consistent actions that have been carried out by Lonmin for the past years up until now".  The letter claimed that in 2006 Lonmin committed to building 5,500 houses for employees and this has not materialised to date.  The company also pledged to implement Local Economic Development and Human Resources Development programmes, and none of these have come into existence.  MFSA has also bashed Lonmin for its inability to implement the Farlam Commission of Inquiry’s recommendations after the 2012 Marikana massacre.  Meanwhile, the Bapo ba Mogale Tribal Authority this month and in October asked government to take drastic steps against Lonmin over a controversial R640 million royalties deal.

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