ARTICLES RELATING TO MARIKANA

Talks ongoing for Ramaphosa to visit Marikana - Cosatu

2019-08-29 21:10

Trade union federation Cosatu is engaging with the Office of the President for President Cyril Ramaphosa to visit Marikana in October, its deputy general-secretary, Solly Phetoe, said.

Ramaphosa's tweet commemorating Marikana 'tragedy' doesn't go down well with Twitter users

2019-08-16 16:19

A tweet by President Cyril Ramaphosa to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the Marikana massacre has been met with a number of negative responses on Twitter.

INSIDE LABOUR: Fake news, myths and Marikana

2018-08-24 06:15

Nothing can change if it the truth is not faced, says Terry Bell.

Marikana six years on: ANC-led government still fingered for death of miners

2018-08-16 19:52

Six years after the Marikana massacre, union and opposition leaders are still laying the blame for the death of miners in the North West town at the door of the ANC-led government.

Marikana activist Napoleon Webster acquitted of murder after State fails to produce evidence

2018-05-22 15:37

Marikana housing and land rights activist Napoleon Webster has been acquitted of murder after the North West High Court found that the State had failed to produce sufficient evidence against him.

Sibanye-Stillwater vows to start on a clean slate at Marikana

2018-05-01 06:45

Sibanye-Stillwater, which is in the process of buying out Lonmin, has vowed to do things differently when it finally takes over the company, but won’t take responsibility for the Marikana massacre.

Ramaphosa 'determined to atone' for Marikana massacre

2018-02-20 19:59

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is determined to play whatever role he can in the process of healing and atonement following the 2012 deaths of 34 striking mineworkers in Marikana.

Silent screams find a voice

2017-12-17 06:12

Rogue and perverse acts of state violence led to endless suffering, writes Aslam Dasoo.

Marikana doccie features at fest

2017-11-12 12:00

Having won several awards at home, director Aliki Saragas’ documentary Strike a Rock is expected to attract applause at the 11-day International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (Idfa), which starts on Thursday.

Marikana: We need closure now

2017-09-03 06:02

The legacy of the massacre will continue to haunt us as long as justice for those affected remains elusive and those responsible are not brought to book, writes Koketso Mometi.

 

Former mine workers march to Parliament as Marikana massacre is commemorated

2019-08-17 09:00

About 60 former mine workers supported by the Unpaid Benefits Campaign (UBC) marched from Keizersgracht Street to Parliament. They say they are still owed provident funds and other benefits.

Disconnect between business and state contributed to Marikana massacre

2019-08-15 17:38

The Marikana massacre, in which 34 striking mineworkers were shot dead by police, was in part sparked by Lonmin's failure to build the 5 500 houses it promised workers, says Ralph Hamann.

INSIDE LABOUR: After Marikana, what really changed?

2018-08-17 06:15

Billions still lie in budget allocations but millions are returned unspent, while more seems to be lost to corruption - so it's time to prioritise job retention before the voters walk away, says Terry Bell.

ANC to remember Marikana tragedy six years on

2018-08-16 06:25

As the country remembers the Marikana Massacre, the ANC says it is committed to ensuring the tragedy is not repeated.

Cosatu should be consistent and treat Ramaphosa like Zuma – AMCU

2018-05-01 10:55

AMCU will not be commemorating Workers Day with other trade unions, instead it wants August 16 to be declared a public holiday as a tribute to workers who lost their lives at Marikana. The union also took aim at President Cyril Ramaphosa, who was a board member of Lonmin at the time of the massacre.

Strike a Rock

2018-04-24 08:04

The story of two South African mothers and best friends, Primrose Sonti and Thumeka Magwangqana fighting against horrible living conditions in Nkaneng, Marikana.

Marikana massacre: Witnesses to slaughter at Scene 2

2018-02-11 05:49

Constable Itumeleng Ntsileng from the police’s K9 Unit and two of his fellow officers have told City Press how at least one of their colleagues and others from the police’s special task force shot striking mine workers in Marikana on August 16 2012 who had surrendered and were begging for their lives.

Do commissions of inquiry have teeth?

2017-11-19 05:52

The state is not obligated to act on an inquiry’s recommendations, or even to release the findings ofone, write Kelly Kropman and Amanda Shivamba.

Did killed mine worker strike a deal with state?

2017-10-22 06:00

The recently killed mine worker Tholakele Dlunga may have paid with his life for being suspected of planning to implicate his co-accused in multiple murders seen during the violent Lonmin strike in 2012.

Zuma should declare August 16 Marikana Memorial Day - Maimane

2017-08-23 12:47

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has written to President Jacob Zuma asking him to declare August 16 "Marikana Memorial Day".

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