Webinar on the occasion of the BASF AGM 2020,
on June 25 2020, 14-16pm
In August of this year, the Marikana massacre in South Africa, in which 34 miners were killed, will mark it 8th anniversary. Since 2015, the “Plough back the Fruits” campaign has been trying to get BASF, which has close business ties with the operator of the Marikana platinum mine, to take responsibility: The chemical giant must take responsibility for both improving the working and living conditions of the miners and for past mistakes. BASF is constantly renewing its promise to take a closer look. Almost nothing has changed in Marikana in eight years. The COVID 19 lockdown in South Africa has worsened the situation for the surrounding platinum mine communities and for the workers and their families.
Bishop Jo Seoka and journalist Thapelo Lekgowa, both from South Africa, will report on this and general developments in the South African mining sector in the wake of COVID-19 in this webinar.
We also want to take stock of the last virtual shareholder meeting and look back on our own development and six years of addressing BASF.
You are cordially invited to inform yourself and participate in our discussion. The webinar will be held in English and will later be available on our YouTube channel with German subtitles.
- Introduction and Welcoming note (Boniface Mabanza, KASA)
- The Plough Back the Fruits-Campaign and the BASF AGM 2020: Did we get answers to our questions? (Tilman Massa, Ethical Shareholders Germany)
- Input Bishop Jo Seoka: update Marikana, BASF and the Platinum from South Africa, Mining industry in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic
- Input Thapelo Lekgowa, Journalist: situation of mine workers in times of Corona and beyond
- Q&A session (Questions from the chat)
- Wrap Up and way forward
Moderation Maren Grimm
Meeting-ID: 811 3625 5907