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South African Mine Owner Softens Dismissal Threats

Posted August 21st, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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The owner of a South African platinum mine has softened its demands for striking workers to return to the job, saying those who fail to report Tuesday will be punished, but not necessarily fired. Lonmin PLC had originally told workers to return Monday or face dismissal, but extended the deadline to Tuesday in light of […]

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South African Mine Reopens Following Strike, Clashes

Posted August 20th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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The South African platinum mine where police killed 44 people last week has reopened, with its owner extending a deadline for striking workers to return. Lonmin PLC said in a statement that work at its Marikana mine resumed Monday with about one-third of 28,000 employees reporting to their jobs. The company had said striking workers […]

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South African Mine Owner Warns Striking Workers to Return

Posted August 20th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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The owner of a South African mine where police killed 34 people last week says striking workers must return to the job Monday or face being fired. Lonmin PLC said in a statement Sunday that the deadline is a “final ultimatum.” About 3,000 people have joined the strike since August 10 to demand higher wages. […]

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Crowd Rallies Near Site of South African Mine Shooting

Posted August 18th, 2012 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Several thousand demonstrators have rallied near the site of the South African mine where 34 people were killed Thursday when police opened fire on striking workers. Demonstrators sang and shouted chants on Saturday as speakers addressed the crowd in Marikana township, northwest of Johannesburg. Authorities continue to investigate Thursday’s shooting. National police chief Riah Phiyega […]

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Crowd Rallies Near Site of South African Mine Shooting

Posted August 18th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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A large group of protesters has peacefully rallied near the site of the South African mine where 34 people were killed Thursday when police opened fire on striking workers. Demonstrators sang and shouted chants on Saturday as speakers addressed the crowd in Marikana township, northwest of Johannesburg. Authorities continue to investigate Thursday’s shooting, which also […]

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Crowd Gathers Near Site of South African Mine Shooting

Posted August 18th, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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A large crowd has gathered near the site of a South African mine where 34 people were killed Thursday after police opened fire on striking miners. Some of those who gathered Saturday near the Lonmin PLC platinum mine, northwest of Johannesburg, sat and wrapped themselves in blankets to protect themselves against the chilly weather. Authorities […]

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South African President Orders Probe into Mine Shootings

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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South African President Jacob Zuma has ordered an official inquiry into the police killing of 34 striking miners, the deadliest security operation in the country since the end of apartheid. Mr. Zuma said he was “shocked and dismayed” at what he called “senseless violence.” The president cut short a visit to a regional summit in […]

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South African Police: Mine Shootings Were in Self-Defense

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s national police chief says her forces opened fire in self-defense against striking mine workers, in violence that left 34 people dead and 78 injured. Riah Phiyega said Friday that police used force to protect themselves after coming under attack Thursday by strikers armed with “dangerous weapons.” The mining company also said after the […]

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South African Police: Mine Shootings Were in Self-Defense

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s national police chief says her forces opened fire in self-defense against striking mine workers, in violence that left 34 people dead and 78 injured. Riah Phiyega said Friday that police used force to protect themselves after coming under attack by strikers armed with “dangerous weapons” Thursday. The mining company also said after the […]

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South African Police: Mine Shootings Were in Self-Defense

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s national police chief says her forces opened fire in self-defense against striking mine workers, in violence that left 34 people dead and 78 injured. Riah Phiyega said Friday that police used force to protect themselves after coming under attack by the strikers Thursday. The mining company said after the incident that some of […]

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