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lonminlogo thumb medium90 90City Press reports that Lonmin CE Ben Magara weighed in on the #FeesMustFall protests sweeping SA universities during a recent forum hosted by the Gordon Institute of Business Science.  

He said the Marikana disaster had taught Lonmin hard lessons, some of which could be applied to the current student protests sweeping the country.  “The new normal is more conflict, disruption and resentment.  We have to learn how to navigate the situation, because there is not one simple solution.”  Indicating that as sad and as tragic as Marikana was, Magara expressed his belief that “it can be a catalyst for change and a better world.”  While acknowledging that management and the unions were still a long way from achieving the perfect relationship, he said they were both working hard at reaching an understanding.

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