ARTICLES RELATING TO MARIKANA ANNIVERSARY
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NEWSPAPERS: Marikana anniversary and plane crash

Today's newspapers focus on the anniversary of the Marikana killings and a plane crash that left five dead in Cape Town.

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Marikana: Countdown to disaster

2015-08-16 09:08

In seven days 44 people were left dead in Marikana in what was the single most tragic week post-Apartheid. The massacre struck a chord with most South Africans. City Press asked journalists, families of the deceased and ordinary South Africans where they were on this day three years ago.

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Marikana march memorandum

2013-09-13 08:34
Marikana march memorandum

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.

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Memories of Marikana

2013-08-19 13:14
Memories of Marikana

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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Malema blames Zuma for Marikana

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 D-Day: ‘My contact has just been shot dead’

2015-08-16 16:42

After failed attempts to get striking miners to lay down their weapons, police decided to tighten their grip on Marikana where violence was veering out of control.

Marikana: Like a death knell, the clanging on the koppie got louder

2015-08-14 16:35

The clanking sound of weapons did not stop. Then one journalist broke the silence. “Guys I do not feel safe any more. I am getting out of here,” he said.

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.

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