In an article “Questions Lonmin must answer” (Mail and Guardian, 17/10-23/10) Amabunghane’s Craig McKune has made an excellent summary of the issues at stake with links to some key documents and a Question and Answer session the investigative centre had with Lonmin: http://ht.ly/CTSKm .
The issues at stake in this clash concern the whole South African mining industry, the government, mine workers and their families. It concerns us all. What has been disclosed at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry in cross examinations and documents that became public in September must be viewed as an example. It is well worth a thorough and continued study. In the company’s own words, Lonmin is not doing anything unusual.