Racial edicts in the form of the current empowerment regime have been presented as a non-negotiable by President Ramaphosa, writes Terence Corrigan.
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.
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.
Nothing can change if it the truth is not faced, says Terry Bell.
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 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, 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.
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.
Rogue and perverse acts of state violence led to endless suffering, writes Aslam Dasoo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As the country remembers the Marikana Massacre, the ANC says it is committed to ensuring the tragedy is not repeated.
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.
The story of two South African mothers and best friends, Primrose Sonti and Thumeka Magwangqana fighting against horrible living conditions in Nkaneng, Marikana.
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.
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.
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.
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has written to President Jacob Zuma asking him to declare August 16 "Marikana Memorial Day".
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