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Modise's Marikana order unlawful - Malema lawyer

2014-11-24 20:20

Counsel for EFF leader Julius Malema has argued that his eviction from Parliament by Thandi Modise for saying the ANC "murdered" miners at Marikana is unlawful.

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.

Semenya: Marikana protesters' action treasonous

2014-11-13 21:06

An attack on police officers by protesting Lonmin miners at Marikana was tantamount to treason, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Nothing wrong with Ramaphosa's calls - lawyer

2014-11-13 14:18

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa did nothing wrong when he phoned former police minister Nathi Mthethwa for police intervention at Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Ramaphosa is Marikana accused No 1 - Mpofu

2014-11-12 18:15

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa should face main criminal liability for his role in the August 2012 Marikana shooting, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Ramaphosa's motives at Marikana questioned

2014-11-12 14:57

The intervention of Cyril Ramaphosa during the unprotected strike at Lonmin's Marikana mine in August 2012 was driven by ulterior motives, the Farlam inquiry has heard.

Lawyer: Marikana strikers posed no threat to police

2014-11-11 20:18

Strikers never posed a threat to the police tactical response team (TRT) on 16 August, when 34 miners were killed at Marikana in 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Marikana strikers not lawfully killed, inqury hears

2014-11-11 18:46

Striking miners shot dead by police on 13 and 16 August 2012, at Marikana were not killed lawfully, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Establish restoration fund - Marikana lawyer

2014-11-11 13:37

A restoration fund should be established for the families affected by the shooting at Marikana in August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Lonmin 'unequipped' to deal with Marikana strike

2014-11-10 17:18

Lonmin's security staff were not equipped to deal with the August 2012 unprotected strike at its Marikana mine in North West, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Ramaphosa not responsible for Marikina tragedy - Lonmin

2014-11-10 15:15

Lonmin could not criticise Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa for his role in events during the unprotected strike at Lonmin’s Marikana mine in August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Marikana: Lonmin to present final arguments

2014-11-10 07:45

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry, investigating the deaths of 44 people in Marikana is set to resume in Pretoria, with Lonmin expected to present its final arguments.

Police can't be exonerated - Bizos

2014-11-06 14:45

The SA Police Service must be held accountable for the deaths and injuries of striking mineworkers at Marikana in North West in August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Politics sparked Marikana clash

2014-11-05 20:15

Political concerns led to police pushing for a confrontation with striking platinum miners in Marikana in 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Farlam Commission hearing final arguments

2014-11-05 16:04

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry investigating the deaths of 44 people in strike-related violence at Marikana in August 2012 has started hearing final arguments.

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.

EFF gives Ramaphosa the finger

2014-09-17 17:36
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EFF MPs Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu labelled Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa a murderer and gave him the finger shortly before they were ordered to leave the National Assembly.

Lonmin employee labelled 'disingenuous'

2014-09-15 20:45

A senior Lonmin employee has been accused of being disingenuous at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

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.

Lonmin worker admits link to killings

2014-09-10 18:37

A senior Lonmin employee has admitted he was causally connected to the deaths of 44 people in Marikana in 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

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.

Phiyega back at Farlam Commission

2014-09-10 05:33

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega is expected back at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

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.

 

‘Little has changed since Marikana’

2014-11-18 13:19

Very little has changed in the mining industry since the events at Marikana in August 2012, the Bench Marks Foundation says.

Consensus needed on public order, inquiry hears

2014-11-14 13:35

SA needs to develop a universally accepted notion of what constitutes appropriate forms of public protest, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard on its final day of public hearings.

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.

Marikana cops looking for supernatual cause - Mpofu

2014-11-13 05:05

Claims that protesting Lonmin mineworkers used muti, believing that it would make them invincible against police, are nonsensical, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Mpofu: Marikana cops influenced by politics

2014-11-12 15:13

Police acted on "political considerations" and ignored their constitutional obligations when they dispersed protesting Marikana miners on 16 August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

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.

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.

Amcu no villain at Marikana, inquiry hears

2014-11-11 15:48

Amcu leadership in the days leading up to the August 2012 shootings at Marikana acted responsibly and constructively in trying to avert violence, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Police failed to implement Marikana plan

2014-11-10 21:01

The police had failed to implement their plan during the August 2012 unprotected strike at Lonmin's Marikana mine in the North West, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard.

Inquiry can't make finding on housing - Lonmin

2014-11-10 15:42

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry cannot make a meaningful finding regarding housing at Lonmin's Marikana mine and should not report unfairly on the company, the commission has heard.

Lonmin explains strike negotiation quandary

2014-11-10 14:47

Lonmin could not breach the legal framework to negotiate with mineworkers on an unprotected strike in Marikana in August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

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.

SAHRC slates police in Marikina inquiry

2014-11-06 12:38

Police did not engage openly and fully with the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the August 2012 violence at Marikana, North West, the commission has heard.

Chaskalson: Remember Marikana horror

2014-11-05 17:16

Commissioners of the inquiry into the August 2012 killings at Marikana have been urged to recall their horror when they first found out about the shootings.

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.

SCA says why aid board appeal dismissed

2014-09-27 14:41

The Supreme Court of Appeal says why it dismissed an earlier appeal by Legal Aid SA against a high court ruling that it had to pay the legal fees of Marikana miners.

Malema ordered out of Parly for ‘blood’ statement

2014-09-17 16:08
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EFF MPs Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu have been ordered to leave Parliament when the refused to withdraw a statement that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa had blood on his hands.

Lonmin employee ordered to apologise

2014-09-15 14:49

A senior Lonmin employee had to apologise at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry for describing Amcu's president as a liar on national radio.

Reopening wage negotiations illegal, inquiry hears

2014-09-15 12:52

Lonmin was unwilling to reopen wage negotiations in 2012 because it would have been illegal and set the wrong precedent, a senior employee has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Lonmin admits exerting political pressure

2014-09-10 18:24

A senior Lonmin employee admitted that he wanted Cyril Ramaphosa to influence politicians to intervene during the strike at Marikana in August 2012, the Farlam Commission of inquiry has heard.

Phiyega can’t remember Marikana plan

2014-09-10 14:17

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega cannot remember the details of the plan to disarm Marikana miners, she has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Pillay: Lonmin reckless at Marikana

2014-09-09 17:26

Lonmin acted irresponsibly in the period leading up to the August 2012 shooting of its employees, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

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.

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