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Lonmin South Africa workers strike, raising fears of unrest

MARIKANA, South Africa (Reuters) - South African workers at the world's No. 3 platinum producer Lonmin <LONJ.J> <LMI.L> launched a wildcat strike on Tuesday, halting all mine operations and sparking fears of a return to the violence that rocked the industry last year.Full story

Lonmin miners strike in South Africa, unnerving investors

MARIKANA, South Africa (Reuters) - Thousands of miners remained on strike at two shafts in South Africa's Marikana platinum mine on Tuesday, operator Lonmin Plc said, revising an earlier statement that they had gone back to work. Full story

Lonmin says brief illegal strike at Marikana ends

MARIKANA, South Africa (Reuters) - Lonmin Plc, the world's third-largest platinum producer, said around 6,000 workers had returned to work on Tuesday at its Marikana mine, ending a brief illegal strike that coincided with a visit by journalists. Full story

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The mining community looks on as they are addressed by their leaders during a strike at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine in Rustenburg, 100 km (62 miles) northwest of Johannesburg
The mining community looks on as they are addressed by their leaders during a strike at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine in Rustenburg, 100 km (62 miles) northwest of Johannesburg

The mining community looks on as they are addressed by their leaders during a strike at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine in Rustenburg, 100 km northwest of Johannesburg, May 14, 2013. South African workers of world No. 3 platinum producer Lonmin launched a wildcat strike on Tuesday, halting all of t

The mining community chant slogans at a hill known as the "Hill of Horror" during a strike at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine in Rustenburg
The mining community chant slogans at a hill known as the "Hill of Horror" during a strike at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine in Rustenburg

The mining community chant slogans at a hill known as the "Hill of Horror", where 43 miners died during clashes with police last year, during a strike at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine in Rustenburg, 100 km northwest of Johannesburg, May 14, 2013. South African workers of world No. 3 platinum prod

Members of the mining community march past Lonmin's mine during a strike at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine in Rustenburg
Members of the mining community march past Lonmin's mine during a strike at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine in Rustenburg

Members of the mining community march past Lonmin's mine during a strike at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine in Rustenburg, 100 km northwest of Johannesburg, May 14, 2013. South African workers of world No. 3 platinum producer Lonmin launched a wildcat strike on Tuesday, halting all of the company's