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South African miners protest - union leader murdered.

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posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 10:42 AM
They want 12,500 rand ($1,500) a month.

Lonmin plc is a producer of platinum group metals. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Its registered office is in London, and its operational headquarters are in Johannesburg, South Africa.
"The death toll from mining accidents was 270 deaths in 2003.
In 2007, the total fatality figure amounted to 221 legal mineworkers. The deaths of many illegal mineworkers however also raised concerns about the dangers of illegal mining as well as wider concerns over the mining health and safety standards for South African mining
In 2008, the total fatality figure amounted to 168 workers, and a safety audit showed mine safety compliance in South Africa was below target at just 66%.
In 2009, the total fatality figure amounted to 169 workers.
In 2010, according to figures released by the Department of Mineral Resources, 128 people were killed in mines in South Africa."

posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 10:27 AM
Do you not have anything to add to your own original post? lol


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