Having recently blasted corporate tax evaders, the deputy president now has egg on his face after Lonmin's Bermuda tax avoidance tactics surfaced.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared R76-million in personal wealth, but it is just the tip of the iceberg in the politician's bank balance.
Former Lonmin executive admits that the deadly 2012 strike called for extraordinary negotiations that didn't fall within the company's structures.
As Anglo disposes of its Rustenberg mines, other companies are betting that the troubled metal will yield dividends further down the line.
Despite tough times of late for South Africa's platinum sector the Public Investment Corporation is betting on the precious metals' comeback.
Marikana strike leader Xolani Nzuza said he did not owe an apology to the families of Lonmin employees killed for reporting for work in August 2012.
The mine insists that it would not be logical to incorporate concerns regarding social conditions into the cross-examination of witnesses.
While the Farlam commission continues, the Marikana massacre has influenced everything from the families to art and politics. Let's take a look.
A senior police officer has told the Farlam commission that an "excited" Lonmin employee instructed police to confront a peaceful protest group.
Critics are concerned the Bapo ba Mogale are being short-changed with its new equity deal.
A Lonmin employee maintains he "wouldn't have an idea" why an entry regarding food parcels for SAPS was deleted from the mine's occurrence books.
The platinum miner will sell shares to the Bapo ba Mogale community in a bid to meet a black ownership target of 26% by 2015.
Lonmin is accused of deliberately changing records to conceal that their security personnel had fired shots at strikers.
A member of Lonmin's tactical response unit has told the Farlam commission that stopping the approximately 3 000 protesters was impossible.
Had the Lonmin security guards observed a radio security warning they might never have confronted the enraged miners and suffered fatalities.
The platinum mining giant was able to fulfill its contracts despite a devastating five-month long strike which wiped out its profits.
Ahead of the release of its full earning report, Anglo American Platinum said it expects it finances were adversely affected by industrial action.
The resolution of the five-month strike in the platinum sector has been welcomed, but there are concerns its effects will not disappear soon.
Gold producer Sibanye is considering buying embattled platinum mines which have been crippled by a five-month labour dispute.