Marikana commission goes digital

2013-08-31 08:19
Judge Ian Farlam chairs the Marikana commission. Picture: Leon Sadiki/City Press

Judge Ian Farlam chairs the Marikana commission. Picture: Leon Sadiki/City Press

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Johannesburg - The Farlam Commission of Inquiry will in future provide live streaming of its proceedings through the internet.

"The commission, in partnership with the SABC, will provide the commission proceedings in isiXhosa, Setswana, and Xitsonga," spokesperson Tshepo Mahlangu said in statement on Friday.

"This service enables viewers around the world to follow the commission’s proceedings live as they happen."

Until Friday the commission had been providing live streaming of the commission’s proceedings through the SABC News YouTube channel.

This was done in the languages used in the commission’s proceedings.

"The commission is grateful to the SABC for its assistance in this process and hopes the public will utilise this service and take advantage of the access the commission is providing to those interested in its work," Mahlangu said.

The commission, sitting in Centurion, is investigating the deaths of 44 people in strike-related unrest at Lonmin's platinum mining operations at Marikana, in North West, last August.

Police shot dead 34 people, almost all of them striking mineworkers, on 16 August.

Ten people, including two policemen and two security guards, were killed in the preceding week.

Read more on:    lonmin  |  police  |  sabc  |  marikana inquiry

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