Topic - Lonmin

Lonmin plc, formerly Lonrho plc, is a producer of platinum group metals operating in the Bushveld Complex of South Africa. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. Its registered office is in London, and its operational headquarters are in Johannesburg, South Africa. - Source: Wikipedia

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  • Miners sing and dance Sept. 18, 2012, after accepting a pay raise in Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, ending a strike and more than five weeks of crippling and bloody industrial action. (Associated Press)

    South Africa miners celebrate wage deal

    Lonmin Platinum's miners celebrated a wage deal Wednesday that ended a deadly strike, but labor unrest at a different mine took a violent turn when police broke up what they called an illegal gathering near the town of Rustenburg.

  • South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, left, interacts with striking mine workers at the Lonmin mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. Demands for higher wages spread to at least two other platinum mines in South Africa and raise fears instability could spread to more of the country's mines that provide 75 percent of the world's supply of the precious metal. South Africa's miningweb.co.za Web site calls it "a possibly ominous development." A 12-day strike at the Lonmin PLC mine resulted in police killing 34 striking miners and wounding another 78 last week. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Miners' discontent a far-reaching problem

    South African President Jacob Zuma traveled Wednesday to a mine where police killed 34 strikers and wounded another 78, causing outrage and eroding support for the party that has ruled South Africa since the end of apartheid.

  • Striking mineworkers are caught Aug. 16, 2012, in tear gas as police open fire on striking miners at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa. (Associated Press)

    Some S. African miners vow to fight to the death

    Frantic wives searched for missing loved ones, President Jacob Zuma rushed home from a regional summit and some miners vowed a fight to the death Friday as police announced a shocking casualty toll from the previous day's shooting by officers of striking platinum miners: 34 dead and 78 wounded.

  • Police surround the bodies of striking miners after opening fire on a crowd at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, on Aug. 16, 2012. (Associated Press)

    S. Africa police fire at striking mine workers

    South African police opened fire Thursday on a crowd of striking workers at a platinum mine, leaving an unknown number of people injured and possibly dead. Motionless bodies lay on the ground in pools of blood.

  • Violence at South Africa mine kills 9

    Ongoing violence at a platinum mine in South Africa has killed at least nine people, officials said Monday.

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