JOHANNESBURG – The Mining Forum of South Africa is throwing a spanner in the works of the Sibanye-Lonmin takeover deal.
It said it is planning to file another motion in the high court on Friday to block the proposed R5.1-billion deal.
The forum’s president, Blessings Ramoba, said the group would do everything to protect the rights of the Bapo Ba Mogale community.
Lonmin, the world’s third-largest platinum producer, has been operating on the Bapo Ba Mogale's mineral-rich land since 1969.
On Tuesday, the proposed takeover passed another regulatory hurdle as the South African Reserve Bank cleared the deal.
It still needs the approval of British and South African authorities.