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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

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