Lonmin plc was founded and incorporated in 1909, in the United Kingdom, as London and Rhodesian Mining and Land Company Limited. Lonmin produces Platinum Group Metals, which are essential in numerous industrial applications, including in jewellery; as investment and in internal combustion engine emissions.

The London Stock Exchange listed company was previously the mining division of Lonrho plc and consists of 11 inclines and located in South Africa’s Bushveld Igneous Complex. Lonmin plc currently has 3 major operations – Marikana based in the North West Province which accounts for 95% of the companies output; Akanani and Pandora. The company also has international exploration operations in Ontario, Canada.