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Mining and Mountaintop Removal

Commodities - in conflict with human rights
A close look on the supply chain in the mining sector

With their campaign "Commodities - in conflict with human rights" Ethical Shareholders Germany examine the supply chain sustainability in the mining sector and take a close look on mining companies and the financiers of mining.

Plough Back the Fruits - catalogue of the exposition

Plough Back the Fruits Campaign
Watching the Lonmin-BASF supply chain
The campaign aims to support the Marikana people´s fight for justice.
The European initiators of the campaign are a network of independent German, Swiss and Austrian NGOs and activists. Some of them were already involved in the struggle against the Apartheid regime in South Africa.
In 2014/2015 the European initiators started to join forces with partners in South Africa. Since then the campaign has been collaborating with the families of victims of the Marikana massacre, supporters and NGOs and strives to strengthen alliances with mineworker communities in Marikana, activists, researchers, NGOs and progressive unions in South Africa as well as in Europe.

Mannheim, 12 May 2017

Mzoxolo Magidwana speaking to 5,500 BASF shareholders
Bishop Seoka and his wife were among the activists commemorating the 34 killed miners
Solemn vigil in Mannheim (Germany) before the start of BASF AGM

South African Miner Mzoxolo Magidwana spoke at BASF AGM:
"We want to live a life in dignity"

It was an unforgettable day. Last Friday Ethical Shareholders accompanied the South African mine worker Mzoxolo Magidwana to the BASF shareholder meeting. Mzoxolo was very moved when he saw the many supporters who took part in the vigil before the Rosengarten in Mannheim and commemorated his 34 colleagues from the platinum mine Marikana.
When Mzoxolo later stood at the microphone and described the massacre of August 16, 2012, there was a tense silence among the 5,500 shareholders. You could tell the BASF board members felt uncomfortable.
Mzoxolo was lucky. Hit by nine bullets, he was struggling for his life for six months in the intensive care unit. But even today, he suffers pain.
Mzoxolo and the workers of the South African-British mining company Lonmin wish to lead a life in dignity. But this is still not possible. They continue to live in corrugated huts without water and without connection to the sewers. "I know that BASF buys platinum for several million Euros a week that we have taken from the ground," said Mzoxolo. "We only want to live a life in dignity."
> Speech of Mzoxolo Magidwana
> Speech of Joseph Mathunjwa, Chairman of the AMCU
> Speech of Bishop Jo Seoka

London, 23-26 January 2017

Lonmin Annual General Meeting 2017
Plough Back the Fruits Campaign challenges British-South African Mining Company
An international alliance formed by Plough Back the Fruits Campaign, London Mining Network, Amnesty International UK and others protested in front of Haberdasher´s Hall before they participated in Lonmin´s Annual General Meeting. Bishop Seoka from South Africa's Bench Mark Foundation demanded from the Lonmin as a company to express their regret for their role in the Marikana massacre of 16th of August 2012.
Bishop Seoka, Barbara Müller (Apartheid Debt and Reparations Campaing - KEESA) and Markus Dufner (Ethical Shareholders Germany) being representatives of Plough Back the Fruits Campaign spent one week in London to challenge institutional shareholders to commit to divesting from Lonmin, if a list of the organisation's demands will not met by the company before the 5th anniversary of the Marikana masscre.
> Press Release after Lonmin AGM
> Video: NGO Protest before Lonmin AGM: 34 Miners Killed! (LMN)
> Video: Protestors at Lonmin AGM call for Marikana apology (Deutsche Welle)
> The Telegraph: "Lonmin ´regrets´ Marikana massacre as protestors call for action"
> Press Release after Lonmin AGM
> "Avoiding responsibility": Minutes from Lonmin AGM 2017
> Press Release before Lonmin AGM
> London Mining Network

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