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15th June 2024

Discussing recourse and compensation for Marikana massacre victims’ families

The Bench Marks Foundation is putting more pressure on the platinum mining company Lonmin to compensate victims of the Marikana massacre. The Foundation is an independent organisation monitoring corporate performance in the field of corporate social responsibility. It has been engaging German chemicals company BASF, which is Lonmin’s largest customer to put pressure on the company to compensate the families of those hurt or killed in the 2012 Marikana massacre. The lobby group says there hasn’t been much progress to date. A few years ago Amnesty International released a report with a special focus on recommendations made by the Farlam Commission, and whether Lonmin had complied with those recommendations. And to discuss this further, we have in studio .. John Caper, the Bench Marks Foundation’s CEO, Muleya Mwananyanda, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for Southern Africa, and Frans Baleni, who was the General Secretary of NUM at the time of the Marikana incident in 2012.