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lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Mining Weekly reports that the Mining Forum of SA (MFSA) has indicated that the Mafikeng High Court will on 26 October hold a hearing into an application lodged against the Mineral Resources Minister over allegations that Lonmin is not complying with its social and labour plans (SLPs).  

The application seeks the court to compel the Minister to act against the platinum producer.  This comes after the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) conducted inspection audits of Lonmin’s SLPs in August 2017.  The forum claims that the DMR found that Lonmin failed to comply with obligations committed to in its 2014 to 2018 SLPs.  According to the forum, Lonmin failed to fulfil obligations in terms of housing, local economic development, human resource development, employment equity and procurement, for the last two decades, namely for two SLP cycles.  The MFSA says the Minister has failed to take reasonable steps to enforce the social contract concluded between Lonmin and the people of SA.

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