ARTICLES RELATING TO MARIKANA INQUIRY

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.

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.

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.

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.

eNCA apologises to Shabangu over 'liar' comment

2014-08-30 22:10

Broadcaster eNCA has apologised to Minister of Women Susan Shabangu for reporting that she called Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa a liar.

'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.

Shabangu: I didn’t call Marikana unrest criminal

2014-08-26 13:57

Former mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu did not call the Marikana unrest a "criminal act", she has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Shabangu was aware of Marikana violence

2014-08-26 11:37

Former mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu says she was aware of the strike-related unrest at Lonmin's Marikana mine in August 2012, but regarded it as a labour matter.

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.

Charges dropped against Marikana miners

2014-08-20 17:43

Charges against 279 miners who were arrested during the August 2012 unrest at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana have been dropped in the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate's Court.

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.

Mineworker: Cops shot hiding strikers

2014-08-18 14:38

Hiding Lonmin miners were found and shot by police officers at Marikana on 16 August 2012, one of the rock drill operators has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

How do we get rid of President Jacob Zuma?

2014-08-18 09:26
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We need a leader with clean hands who can lead with integrity. Zuma is not such a leader, writes Adriaan Basson.

I'm no hero - Mathunjwa

2014-08-16 22:37
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To his supporters and followers Joseph Mathunjwa, the president of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union is a hero, but he regards himself as a failure.

 

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.

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.

Marikana response 'not operationally sound'

2014-09-03 14:39

Attempts to disarm striking miners at Marikana in August 2012 were not "operationally sound", a public order policing expert has told the Farlam Commission.

Lonmin: Marikana strike was uncharacteristic

2014-09-01 17:34

Lonmin mine security had not expected protesting miners at Marikana in the North West to gather and strike on 12 August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Marikana hearing continues

2014-09-01 05:55

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry probing the Marikana shooting continues its public hearing in Pretoria.

No threats at Marikana, inquiry told

2014-08-27 19:03

A leader during the Lonmin strike at Marikana in 2012 knew nothing about workers being threatened, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

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.

Shabangu can’t account for Marikana statement

2014-08-26 12:47

Former mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu has failed to account for a statement about the strike-related unrest at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana in August 2012.

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.

Shot mineworkers compile affidavits

2014-08-25 13:08

Three Lonmin mineworkers reportedly shot by police while surrendering have compiled affidavits to attest to this, 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.

Mineworker: Whites treated better at Lonmin

2014-08-18 18:56
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White employees at Lonmin mine got preferential treatment at the expense of their black counterparts, one of the striking mineworkers has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

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.

Marikana fund gets R2m boost from Amcu

2014-08-17 11:54

A trust fund has been established to help the families of slain Marikana mineworkers, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union says.

Marikana fund gets R2m boost from Amcu

2014-08-16 21:59

A trust fund has been established to help the families of slain Marikana mineworkers, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union says.

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