​Almost five years after the massacre, the battle for Marikana justice continues

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The shareholders of BASF, the largest chemical producer in the world and a major buyer of the platinum produced by mining giant Lonmin, descended on Mannheim, Germany, on May 12 for their annual meeting.

Once again a South African delegation travelled thousands of kilometres to urge BASF to ensure that its supply chains meet the “social responsibility” they claim to uphold.

Almost five years after 44 people were killed at Lonmin’s facility in Marikana, no one has been brought to justice, no proper compensation has been paid and conditions at the mine have not changed.

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