Mining company Sibanye has defended its decision to retrench over 12 000 workers saying it’s part of its process to merge with Lonmin.
South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation (PIC) said it will support a takeover of platinum producer Lonmin by precious metals producer Sibanye-Stillwater.
Observers say platinum mining giant Lonmin is still far from abiding by the Mining Charter to provide adequate houses for its employees, as part of its social and labour plan.
Thousands of mine-workers across the country remain divided on whether to form part of today’s (Tuesday) Worker’s Day celebrations, or not.
The trial of 18 suspects linked to crimes in Marikana in 2012 is expected to resume at the Mahikeng High Court sitting in Mogwase outside Rustenburg on Monday morning.