'It seems our loved ones deserved to die' says relative of cop killed in lead-up to Marikana massacre

2019-11-17 19:56

Lizzy Monene was speaking at a rally convened by Cosatu and its affiliate, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), at the small mining area in the Marikana West community hall on Sunday.

ANC is a government for white monopoly capital, not for the people - AMCU's Joseph Mathunjwa

2019-08-16 18:47

Leader of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) in a scathing speech at the 7th commemoration of Marikana states that ANC is government for White Monopoly Capital (WMC),not for the people of South Africa.

Seven years since Marikana massacre and still no justice, says rights institute

2019-08-16 08:46

South Africa marks seven years since the tragic mass shooting of 34 miners at Marikana, Rustenburg during a strike. Ten other people were also killed before that fateful day.

Marikana massacre: 'No evidence strikers fired on police at Scene 2' – ISS

2018-08-15 15:17

The Institute for Security Studies has presented new research to reconstruct what truly happened at the fatal Scene 2 of the Marikana massacre.

AMCU lashes out at Ramaphosa 'courting' Malema with Marikana widows visit

2018-04-16 22:42

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union says it is not interested in the "marriage of convenience" between the ANC and the EFF at the expense of the widows of the victims of the Marikana massacre.

9 senior police officials to appear for Marikana murders

2018-03-15 05:13

More than five years after the Marikana massacre, nine senior police officials are to appear in the Rustenburg Magistrate's Court in connection with the Marikana massacre.

Marikana: 653 plaintiffs lodged claims worth R1.1bn - SAPS

2017-10-02 19:16

The SAPS are in the process of settling 653 civil claims worth R1.17bn for injuries and deaths that occurred in the 2012 Marikana massacre, MPs have heard.

Remembering heroes

2017-08-20 06:00

Green blanket will serve as symbol for memorial project undertaken by mining company Lonmin.

'We were massacred for radical economic emancipation by the state' - Marikana miners

2017-08-16 11:16

A sea of green Amcu supporters have gathered to honour their fallen colleagues ahead of the fifth anniversary of the tragic Marikana shootings.

NPA must prosecute 2012 Marikana deaths, Amnesty says

2017-08-15 08:51

Amnesty International has urged authorities to move forward with prosecutions over the killing by police of 34 people in a single day at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum operations five years ago.


Cosatu attempt to bring Ramaphosa to Marikana rally fails

2019-11-16 17:43

The latest attempt to get President Cyril Ramaphosa to visit the community of Marikana - via a commitment by Cosatu - has failed.

'Marikana commission can't be blamed for fact that there were no prosecutions' - Judge Farlam

2019-08-16 12:28

Marikana Commission of Inquiry chairperson Judge Ian Farlam is of the view that the commission cannot be blamed for the lack of prosecutions following the shootings seven years ago, which saw 34 people killed by police.

The forgotten widows of Marikana: 'It's like our husbands killed themselves'

2018-08-15 20:07

Six years after the Marikana massacre, a widow of a Lonmin Protection Service superintendent who was killed in clashes leading up to the massacre, believes that she and others like her have been forgotten.

Maimane asks Ramaphosa to declare August 16 a memorial day for Marikana

2018-08-15 14:22

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane is calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to declare August 16 a Marikana Memorial Day, to be commemorated every year.

Officers in court for Marikana tragedy

2018-03-15 19:56

A photo album that depicted a dead miner in the back of a police truck, is among the evidence that Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) officers had uncovered while probing the 2012 murders at Marikana.

No retirement package for Phiyega - Mbalula

2017-10-15 14:43

No retirement package was approved for former national police commissioner Riah Phiyega, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has said.

Gatherings Act abused in Marikana massacre - expert panel

2017-09-05 17:11

An expert panel appointed by the police ministry says limited legislation, as well as poor planning and decision-making led to an abuse of the Regulation of Gatherings Act during the Marikana massacre.

Malema, Amcu at Marikana: 'We cannot heal or forget'

EFF leader Julius Malema and Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) president Joseph Mathunjwa say the 2012 Marikana massacre is no different to the 1960 Sharpeville massacre.

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Five years on: Marikana residents still live in dire conditions

2017-08-16 07:27

Five years after the tragedy of Marikana, ordinary people still scrape out a living in the shadow of the koppie where police shot dead 34 miners during a strike for better pay.

Why mediation matters: Imagine Marikana never happened

2017-08-02 06:02

Proactive mediation is an underutilised tool in business that could help ensure there are systems in place to avoid headline-dominating crises like Marikana, says Brian Ganson.

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