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.
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
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.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Media Monitoring Africa Head of Policy Thandi Smith.
Somali pirates are back, attacking commercial ships once more, says African Business News correspondent Leslie "Lee" Kasumba.
Renting? Letting? Bruce Whitfield checks out an amazing new platform that connects tenants with property managers.
Bruce Whitfield interviews Lonmin CEO Ben Magara, EWN’s Gia Niccolaides and researcher David van Wyk.
Industry, unions and Govt agreed to a plan to stem job cuts in mining, including making platinum a central bank reserve asset.
US scientists calculate that “biosolids” from a million people could contain precious metals worth up to R156-million.
"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.
National Student Financial Aid Scheme says it will reopen 2017 loan applications after receiving requests for deadline extension.
Walker Scott Art Advisory’s Dr Fred Scott gives advice on building a high growth African art portfolio.
Bruce Whitfield interviews a Portfolio Manager about what she believes are the hottest stocks right now.
WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...
Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?
The tourism industry is questioning the veracity of the surprisingly upbeat tourism figures and the timing of their release.