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Marikana hearings conclude after 300 days

2014-11-14 17:25

The public hearings of the commission of inquiry into the events at Marikana, near Rustenburg in North West, in August 2012 have closed after a sitting lasting 300 days.

Marikana families want police prosecuted

2014-11-11 21:09

Families of 34 striking miners shot dead in 2012 has called for police who fired on them to be prosecuted as the inquiry into the "Marikana massacre" neared its end.

Ramaphosa acted unwisely, Marikana inquiry hears

2014-11-06 20:50

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry should report to President Jacob Zuma that his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa acted unwisely regarding Marikana, the commission has heard.

Marikana miners haunted by police attack

2014-09-30 20:04

Lonmin miners who survived the 16 August 2012 shootings at Marikana say they are haunted by memories of the confrontation with police.

End in sight for Marikana inquiry

2014-09-29 19:59

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry has concluded the phase of receiving evidence from witnesses.

Phiyega: Less lethal guns on the way

2014-09-10 15:56

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega has been questioned about the use of the deadly R5 assault rifles in public order management.

Farlam calls off Marikana inspection

2014-09-08 16:29

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry's inspection in loco has been abruptly called off after miners shouted obscenities at a woman wearing a National Union of Mineworkers T-shirt.

Farlam inspects Marikana

2014-09-08 13:33

A large crowd of lawyers, police officers, journalists and evidence leaders gathered in Marikana, North West, for an inspection "in loco" by the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Expert: Talks could've averted Marikana shootings

2014-09-05 14:03

More should have been done to encourage dialogue in the days before the August 2012 Marikana shootings, an international law enforcement expert has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Black Lonmin employee last to be treated - lawyer

2014-09-01 19:04

A black Lonmin employee was the last to receive medical attention despite being the worst-injured during violence in Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

'No point' in questioning Marikana witness

2014-08-27 17:55

A lawyer for the SA Police Service has abandoned his cross-examination of Xolani Nzuza, one of the strike leaders when mineworkers were shot dead in Marikana in 2012.

Marikana killers must be arrested - miner

2014-08-27 14:02

Those responsible for the murder of two security guards and two policemen during the August 2012 strike-related unrest at Marikana should be arrested, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Lonmin responsible for Marikana problems - Shabangu

2014-08-26 19:59

Former mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu has accused platinum miner Lonmin of being responsible for the problems at Marikana.

Ramaphosa never influenced me - Shabangu

2014-08-26 16:06

Former mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu has denied that Cyril Ramaphosa influenced her into seeing the Marikana strike as a criminal issue.

Lonmin questioned on social responsibility

2014-08-25 23:01

Lonmin management needs to provide answers about its social responsibilities, the lack of which possibly contributed to the strike action that left 44 people dead, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Marikana causes need second inquiry - Mpofu

2014-08-19 22:49

It would be unfeasible for the Farlam Commission of Inquiry to embark on a second phase probing the 2012 Marikana unrest, a lawyer says.

Zokwana wasn't listening - Marikana survivor

2014-08-18 13:26

Former NUM president Senzeni Zokwana was not prepared to listen when he spoke to protesting Marikana miners on 15 August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Maimane: No change in Marikana

2014-08-16 12:59

Nothing has changed in Marikana two years after 34 striking mineworkers were shot dead, DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane says.

Marikana dead remembered

2014-08-13 16:39

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry has paid tribute to six men who were killed at Marikana two years ago.

Capitalists are using you, protests tell Ramaphosa

2014-08-12 19:50

Protesters have repeatedly howled at Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as he concluded his testimony at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Mpofu asked me to pull strings - Ramaphosa

2014-08-12 14:42

Dali Mpofu asked Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene and help him advance his career, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Negotiation was Marikana panacea - Ramaphosa

2014-08-11 14:34

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa should have used his position to influence warring parties at Marikana in 2012 to negotiate a settlement, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Protesters disrupt Farlam inquiry

2014-08-11 12:29

Protesters have disrupted the Farlam Commission of Inquiry, shouting repeatedly that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has "blood on his hands".

Police 'given food parcels' at Marikana

2014-07-31 18:39

An entry showing that police officers deployed to Marikana in August 2012 were supplied with food parcels by Lonmin was deleted from an occurrence book, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Lonmin, police co-operation questioned

2014-07-30 21:42

Lonmin security officers should not have been allowed to participate in the police's joint operations centre, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

 

Lawyer reminds Farlam of his limits

2014-11-13 17:40

The outcome of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry will have several limitations because it is not a court of law, Ishmael Semenya SC, for the SA Police Service, says.

Lonmin spread misinformation - Marikana lawyer

2014-11-11 18:46

Lonmin spread misinformation about striking mine workers and Amcu's role in the strike at Marikana in August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Final lap for Marikana inquiry

2014-10-01 06:26

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry has been granted its final extension, spokesperson Phuti Setati says.

Farlam inquiry returns to Marikana site

2014-09-30 12:38

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry has visited areas where protesting Lonmin miners were shot in August 2012, amid increased security after chaos broke out during a previous inspection in loco.

Lonmin employee did not encourage collective talks

2014-09-15 14:11

A senior Lonmin employee did not think NUM and Amcu would have met to resolve the 2012 Marikana strike, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Farlam inquiry accused of NUM alignment

2014-09-09 13:00

Lonmin mineworkers have accused the Farlam Commission of Inquiry of being affiliated to the National Union of Mineworkers, a commissioner says.

Obscenities shouted at NUM member in Marikana

2014-09-08 15:11

Miners shouted obscenities at a woman wearing a red National Union of Mineworkers T-shirt when she joined the Farlam Commission of Inquiry's inspection in loco in Marikana, North West.

Expert: SAPS poorly prepared

2014-09-05 20:03

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard that despite a theoretical awareness of firearm usage, SAPS members lack experience.

Marikana video disproves cops' version

2014-09-05 09:23
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A video shown at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry appears to disprove the police version of events ahead of the fatal shootings.

Farlam to visit Marikana

2014-09-01 13:09

Several areas linked to the August 2012 shooting of Lonmin mineworkers will be inspected next week, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has announced.

No reason to apologise - Marikana striker

2014-08-27 14:48

There is no need to apologise to the families of Lonmin workers killed at Marikana in August 2012, one of the strike's leaders has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Marikana miner testifies about traumatic call

2014-08-27 12:46

The mineworker who called Bishop Johannes Seoka to say his colleagues were being killed at Marikana has testified at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Shabangu gave police 'licence to kill' - Mpofu

2014-08-26 18:41

Former mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu gave police a "licence to kill" at Marikana in August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Lonmin wanted to divide, rule - Shabangu

2014-08-26 13:57

Platinum miner Lonmin used divide-and-rule tactics on its workers, former mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Lonmin did not care - Marikana miner

2014-08-25 14:42

The violence at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana occurred because mine bosses did not care, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Evidence of Marikana survivor queried

2014-08-18 21:22

A man who survived the 2012 Marikana shootings has conceded at the Farlam Commission that he incorrectly assumed police in a helicopter were shooting at workers.

Remember those killed in Marikana, says ANC

2014-08-16 14:08

The anniversary of the Marikana shooting should be a day to remember those who were killed, the ANC says.

Most families of Marikana 44 'struggling'

2014-08-13 17:59

Most families of 44 people who died during the August 2012 Marikana unrest are struggling financially, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Family saw Marikana victim in newspaper

2014-08-13 14:45

The family of a Marikana mineworker killed in the August 2012 unrest had initially identified him in pictures published in the Daily Sun newspaper, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Ramaphosa is a murderer - protesters

2014-08-12 16:49

Several protesters yelled at Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa again as he gave evidence at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Ramaphosa tells of 'perfect storm'

2014-08-11 17:25

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has been questioned at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry about why Amcu was not involved in the labour unrest.

Ramaphosa: Marikana violence dastardly criminal

2014-08-11 13:36

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says he termed the violence during the 2012 Marikana miners protest as "dastardly criminal" because he could not find a better way of describing it.

Lonmin guard told cops to disperse miners

2014-08-01 14:33

Lonmin mine security told police officers at Marikana to disperse a group of protesting miners gathered on 10 August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Deleted Marikana records haunt Lonmin

2014-07-31 14:36

Complete Lonmin records of the August 2012 Marikana shootings have been unearthed by Farlam Commission of Inquiry evidence leaders' own investigations, the inquiry has heard.

Lonmin shooting records altered, inquiry hears

2014-07-29 14:05

Reference to Lonmin security guards firing rubber bullets during a scuffle between striking miners in Marikana in August 2012 has been removed from a logbook, the Farlam inquiry has heard.

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