PLATINUM SUPPLY DEFICIT WIDENS
NORTH WEST - Lonmin is looking to cut some 3 500 jobs at its South African mines.
It is blaming the tough economic environment, and a dip in platinum prices.
The company is hoping to achieve its goal through voluntary exits, saying forced cuts are a last resort.
Lonmin also says it is holding discussions with unions as well as workers.
The mining company has around 37 000 employees including contractors.