It is not normal for a society to be this unequal, hence we cannot adopt a standard or even classical approach to the challenges that we encounter, writes Ralph Mathekga.
Police need to relook at how adequately members who use specialised equipment, including water cannons and video equipment, are trained, President Jacob Zuma has advised.
The Presidency has announced that government is ready to compensate families of the Marikana victims.
Marikana should be a reminder of a brutal industrial history and a symbol for the struggle to improve the lives of exploited workers everywhere, says Terry Bell.
The ANC believes Marikana can be turned into a beacon of hope and lessons could be learned if all stakeholders work together.
Ensuring the implementation of the Farlam Commission recommendations is one of the priorities of Parliament's police committee this term.
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) is commemorating the shooting of 34 mineworkers at Marikana on August 16, 2012. See the pics here.
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union is expected to commemorate the Marikana massacre in the North West.
The closing arguments are to be heard in the board of inquiry to investigate suspended police commissioner Riah Phiyega's fitness to hold office.
Suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega changed a media statement on the Marikana shootings, adding that police had to use "maximum force" to defend themselves, an inquiry has heard.
Suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega appeared unfazed as members of the Marikana Support Campaign chanted 'blood on her hands' during the first day of the inquiry into her fitness to hold office.
The Department of Mineral Resources plans to ask mining giant Lonmin for a compliant housing plan and may revoke the company's mining rights if it doesn't receive it, President Jacob Zuma has said.
The North West government hopes to start a new chapter for the Marikana community ahead of Reconciliation Day.
The EFF has donated R1m to Amcu's Marikana trust fund, party leader Julius Malema announced during the commemoration for those killed in the violence four years ago.
The government is implementing the Farlam commission’s recommendations, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe has said, at the fourth anniversary of the killing of 34 miners in Marikana.
Hundreds of miners and Marikana residents are commemorating the fatal shooting of 34 Lonmin workers by police in 2012.
"Some of us still struggle to sleep, thinking about our brothers. I don't want to talk about this because I am going to cry," says a Lonmin miner as he remembers the day four years ago when 34 of his colleagues were gunned down by police.
The discovery of a large cache of shotgun cartridges marked "SAPS" at Lonmin has raised questions as to why the company would have ammunition apparently meant to be used exclusively by the police.
Crowd control training for rookie police officers has been increased from a few days to three weeks in response to changing times, Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has said in the National Assembly.
National police management decided to disarm the Marikana strikers on August 16 2012, the inquiry into suspended national commissioner Riah Phiyega has heard.
The chairperson of the inquiry into suspended police commissioner Riah Phiyega’s fitness to hold office has granted a request to question her about more than just the evidence she gave at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.
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