Marikana march memorandum

2013-09-13 08:34

Protesters handed over a memorandum to the presidency on Thursday, demanding legal funding for the legal representatives of the miners who were wounded and arrested at Marikana last year.

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DA, EFF in sing-off at Marikana march

2013-09-12 11:32

Members of the DA and EFF have had a song-off at a march to the Union Buildings for Marikana survivors and their families.

'Cops ordered to block Marikana protesters'

2013-08-22 17:31

North West deputy police commissioner William Mpembe instructed police to block the way of protesters at Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Marikana activists: Ruling an insult

2013-08-20 11:47

The dismissal of an application for the State to fund the legal costs of miners wounded and arrested in the Marikana shootings last year is an insult to workers, the Marikana Support Campaign says.


Memories of Marikana

2013-08-19 13:14

On the koppie near Marikana, Xolani Nzuza recounts his memories of the August 16 2012 shooting and the last time he saw his leader, Mgcineni "Mambush" Noki. Watch.

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Platinum giant Lonmin and President Jacob Zuma were behind the killing of mineworkers at Marikana, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has claimed. Watch.

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Weapons seized on Marikana bus

2013-08-16 22:42

Police have confiscated traditional weapons from passengers in a bus en route to Marikana commemorations.

We are demanding R12 500 - Amcu

2013-08-16 22:41

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union says it will demand a monthly pay of R12 500 for mineworkers in the gold and platinum sectors.

Marikana kids' schooling covered

2013-08-16 19:01

Lonmin will cover the education costs of the 147 children of mineworkers killed in Marikana last year, CEO Ben Magara says.

Amcu protests 'slave wages' for miners

2013-08-16 17:24

Mineworkers are not benefiting from the country's economy as they are still living in shacks and not getting a living wage, says Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa.


Watch as business leaders discuss the effect Marikana has had on industrial relations.

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One year since Marikana

2013-08-16 13:02

Co-workers and relatives of 34 miners shot dead by during the violent wage strikes a year ago gather in Marikana to mark the first anniversary of their deaths. See the pictures.

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Marikana boycott concerning - Azapo

2013-08-16 11:49

The decision by the ANC and NUM to boycott a commemoration of the Marikana shooting is worrisome as it could have eased the tension at the mine, Azapo says.


Miners dance at Marikana

2013-08-16 09:34

Marikana miners danced ahead of Friday's proceedings for the one year anniversary of the shootings. Watch.

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Marikana timeline of events

2013-08-16 08:41

On the first anniversary of the shooting at Lonmin's Marikana mine, we look back at the events leading up to and following that fateful day.

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North West ANC to snub Marikana event

2013-08-16 07:38

The ANC in the North West has joined NUM by saying it will not attend a Marikana commemoration organised by a group it does not recognise, but will participate in a commemoration organised by government.

Marikana dead to be remembered

2013-08-16 07:37

The first anniversary of the shooting at Lonmin's Marikana mine, in the North West, will be marked during a commemorative rally but organisations such as NUM have decided not to attend.

Lawyers stalling Marikana inquiry - SACP

2013-08-16 07:11

Lawyers at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry are delaying proceedings, the SA Communist Party has alleged.

NUM pulls out of Marikana commemoration

2013-08-15 18:13

The National Union of Mineworkers says it will not take part in the Marikana commemorations.

Archbishop pleas to Marikana employers

2013-08-15 14:44

The Cape Town Anglican Archbishop says that too little has been done in response to the killings of 44 people in Marikana.

Marikana remains fragile - Phiyega

2013-08-15 07:25

The situation in Marikana remains fragile, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega says.

Farlam explains Marikana inquiry delays

2013-08-14 12:49

Translations, many witnesses, and problems with funding have delayed the Farlam Commission of Inquiry, its chairperson says.


All 44 people killed during wage-related unrest at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana, would be mourned at a rally on Friday, Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa confirmed.

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Weapons seized at Lonmin hostels

2013-08-13 11:45

North West police say they have confiscated "a lot" of home-made weapons at two Lonmin Platinum hostels in a bid to ensure a peaceful commemoration of the deaths at Marikana last year.

Marikana workers' voices 'low' in media

2013-08-12 20:25

The voices of mine workers have featured little in media reports on last year's strike-related unrest at Lonmin's Marikana mine in North West, academic Jane Duncan says.


Survivors: Politicians hijacked Marikana march

2013-09-12 15:49

The survivors of last year's strike-related violence at Marikana have accused politicians of hijacking their march to the Union Buildings, in Pretoria, to try and get state funding for their legal counsel.

Confusion among Marikana cops - witness

2013-08-23 14:31

There was confusion among police officers just before two of them were hacked to death at Marikana last year, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Legal issues for injured and dead cops

2013-08-20 13:01

Lawyers for a policeman who was wounded and another who was killed during the unrest in Marikana last year are no longer being funded, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Marikana legal team let down by ruling

2013-08-19 14:49

The legal team representing the Marikana miners say they are disappointed with the Constitutional Court ruling and would go back to the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

ConCourt dismisses Marikana application

2013-08-19 11:36

An application to compel the State to fund the legal costs of miners wounded in the Marikana shootings last year has been dismissed by the Constitutional Court.

Marikana commission resumes

2013-08-18 22:44

The Marikana commission of inquiry has announced it will resume hearings into last year's killing of 34 protesting miners.

Zuma has blood on his hands - Malema

2013-08-16 22:42

Platinum giant Lonmin and President Jacob Zuma were behind the killing of mineworkers at Marikana, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has claimed.

Thousands remember Marikana

2013-08-16 19:54

The comrades of 34 striking miners shot dead by police have descended on Marikana in their thousands to mark the first anniversary of the bloodbath.

Lonmin turns down legal fee request

2013-08-16 17:27

Platinum miner Lonmin has turned down a request to help pay the legal fees of miners taking part in the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.


Miners remember Marikana

2013-08-16 15:59

Thousands of miners and supporters gathered in Marikana to mark the one year anniversary of the shootings at the mine.

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Malema arrives in Marikana

2013-08-16 13:05

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has been given a hero's welcome at a commemoration rally in Marikana.

ConCourt Marikana funding ruling delayed

2013-08-16 12:13

The ruling on whether the State should pay the legal costs of the miners arrested and injured at Marikana last August has been postponed, the Constitutional Court says.

Marikana anniversary: Chabane urges calm

2013-08-16 10:47

Minister in the presidency Collins Chabane has called for calm, reconciliation and unity during the commemoration of the Marikana tragedy.


One year after Marikana

2013-08-16 09:10

It has been one year since South African police shot dead 34 striking miners, at the Lonmin platinum mine in Marikana. Watch.

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Mines still volatile post Marikana

2013-08-16 08:25

With the shadow of the Marikana deaths still hanging over them, mining companies and unions remain miles apart in another round of bitter wage hike bargaining.

The pain of Marikana

2013-08-16 07:37

Family members of miners killed at Marikana last August speak out in this book extract.

Remember Marikana with dignity - church

2013-08-16 07:28

Events to commemorate the anniversary of the violence at Lonmin's Marikana mine should be handled with dignity and be free of political overtones, the Methodist Church says.

Phiyega calls for peaceful Marikana event

2013-08-15 23:17

Commemorations of the Marikana violence, in which 44 people were killed, must be held peacefully, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega says.

Govt must pay Marikana lawyers - IFP

2013-08-15 16:16

The IFP says that government should show commitment to the inquiry into last year's Marikana shootings by paying the fees of the lawyers representing miners.


Families of the miners killed by police in Marikana last August have left their homes in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape. They're heading to the North West to attend Friday's memorial service. Watch.

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Azapo youth to join Marikana tribute

2013-08-14 17:12

The Azanian People's Organisation Youth will join a ceremony commemorating the 16 August Marikana shootings.


Although it's been a year since Officer Tsietsi Monene was killed in Marikana, allegedly by striking Lonmin mineworkers, his family are still to find closure. Watch.

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Fear, pain haunt Marikana survivor

2013-08-14 07:54

A year after police shot dead 34 strikers and wounded dozens at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine, one survivor is plagued by painful injuries, little money and a fear for his life.

NUM outraged by Marikana killing

2013-08-12 23:06

The National Union of Mineworkers has expressed outrage at the murder of one of its shop stewards at Lonmin's Rowland shaft, near Rustenburg.

Union federation: Retrain police

2013-08-12 18:41

Police should be retrained to prevent a recurrence of events such as the one at Marikana last year, trade union federation Nactu says.

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