South Africa: Smoke and mirrors: Lonmin’s failure to address housing conditions at Marikana
Since 2012 Amnesty International has commented and campaigned on the serious policing failures that led to the deaths at Marikana, calling for full accountability and reparations for the victims and their families. That work continues. This report examines abuses of the right to adequate housing of mine workers at Lonmin’s Marikana mine operation. Its primary focus is an examination of Lonmin’s response to the findings of the Farlam Commission. In this regard it looks both at what Lonmin has done and what the company has said about the situation.