ShapeShifter, Evergreen Content

Meet Ben Magara, CEO of Lonmin (3rd largest platinum producer in the world)

Lonmin is a British producer of platinum group metals operating in South Africa.

It is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Its operational headquarters are in Johannesburg.

Lonmin is the third biggest platinum producer in the world after Anglo Platinum and Impala Platinum.

It made headlines around the world following the Marikana miners' strike in August 2012.

More than 100 striking Lonmin employees were shot (36 killed; 78 wounded) by officers of the South African Police Service.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Lonmin CEO Ben Magara (48) for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

Magara is a Mining Engineering graduate of the University of Zimbabwe.

Listen to the Magara interview in audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it) - he's a great storyteller!

I arrived in South Africa exactly one month before the election in 1994.

Ben Magara, Lonmin CEO

I dig this country!

Ben Magara, Lonmin CEO

I worked underground with crews. They taught me Zulu, Xhosa and Afrikaans.

Ben Magara, Lonmin CEO

We were all human beings before we were employers.

Ben Magara, Lonmin CEO

I’m a true digger! I know how to mine! I’ve been mining forever!

Ben Magara, Lonmin CEO

Click here (then“like” the page) to follow Bruce on Facebook.

Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter

Article brought to us by Old Mutual.

Read More
Ruda Landman (fearless former Carte Blanche anchor) opens up about money

Ruda Landman (fearless former Carte Blanche anchor) opens up about money

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Landman about her attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

12 mantras that Shaun Tomson (one of the greatest surfers ever) lives by

12 mantras that Shaun Tomson (one of the greatest surfers ever) lives by

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Tomson about his inspirational new book “The Code: The Power of ‘I Will’”.

3 best shares to buy right now (by Falcon Crest Asset Managers)

3 best shares to buy right now (by Falcon Crest Asset Managers)

Looking for stock picks? Bruce Whitfield interviews Falcon Crest Asset Managers Chief Investment Officer Farai Mapfinya.

Lonmin's CEO (and others) discusses the Marikana massacre, 4 years on

Lonmin's CEO (and others) discusses the Marikana massacre, 4 years on

Bruce Whitfield interviews Lonmin CEO Ben Magara, EWN’s Gia Niccolaides and researcher David van Wyk.

Industry/unions/Govt agree on plan to save jobs. Platinum to be reserve asset

Industry/unions/Govt agree on plan to save jobs. Platinum to be reserve asset

Industry, unions and Govt agreed to a plan to stem job cuts in mining, including making platinum a central bank reserve asset.

Your poop is worth its weight in gold

Your poop is worth its weight in gold

US scientists calculate that “biosolids” from a million people could contain precious metals worth up to R156-million.

Popular articles
'Red Tie Guy'  who captured the world's attention during an Obama speech dies

'Red Tie Guy' who captured the world's attention during an Obama speech dies

Stellenbosch University's Goldfields Residence confirmed the news of Mikhail Hendricks death in a social media post on Friday.

"We are waiting on a miracle” - city official on Cape Town drought

"We are waiting on a miracle” - city official on Cape Town drought

A City official told delegates at the African Utility Week conference that they never anticipated the severity of drought.

Cloud eggs are a new craze, here's how it's done (with no egg on your face)

Cloud eggs are a new craze, here's how it's done (with no egg on your face)

Kieno Kammies shows us how to make these fluffy clouds with their sunshine centres, a fad that's sweeping across social media.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.