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Zuma lashes out at opposition parties for Marikana comments

Tuesday 30 June 2015 20:15

President Jacob Zuma has lashed out at some opposition parties for claiming that the Marikana Commission of Inquiry failed to hold the executive to account for the deaths of 34 miners.

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Most Marikana mineworkers say an international court must probe the events of August 2012 during which 34 mineworkers died at the hands of the police
Marikana families want more accountability

Monday 29 June 2015 06:36

Affected families as well as the wounded and arrested Lonmin mineworkers are demanding more accountability on who ordered the killing of 34 miners on August 16, 2012, in Marikana.

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Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa says he is surprise that the Commission didn't recommend some sort of compensation for the families.
Amcu cautiously welcomes Marikana report

Friday 26 June 2015 18:48

The main unions affected by the Marikana tragedy have welcomed the Farlam Commission's report.

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Lawyers gag Marikana families

Friday 26 June 2015 14:43

Lawyers for the wounded Lonmin miners have gagged the families of their clients until next week.

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ISS calls for the suspension of Riah Phiyega

Friday 26 June 2015 14:05

The ISS has called for the immediate suspension of Riah Phiyega, following the Marikana report's recommendation that, an inquiry into her fitness to hold office be instituted.

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Police to be investigated for criminal liability in Marikana killings

Thursday 25 June 2015 20:54

President Jacob Zuma says SA Police Services (SAPS) members, who were involved in the Marikana shootings at scene one and two, will be investigated to determine criminal liability.

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Zuma to release Marikana report on Thursday

Thursday 25 June 2015 14:58

President Jacob Zuma will release the report of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry on Thursday evening.

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Mining sector foresees huge job cuts

Wednesday 24 June 2015 12:09

Anglo American is on the verge of retrenching 420 workers and it is estimated that mining companies will want to shed around 50 000 jobs.

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President Jacob Zuma address the violence that happening in Lonmin’s Marikana by defending the actions of the police.
Zuma defends Marikana police actions

Wednesday 24 June 2015 08:25

President Jacob Zuma has defended the actions of police who shot dead 34 striking workers in 2012 at Lonmin's Marikana mine in the North West.

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Suspects in court for stolen Lonmin explosives

Monday 22 June 2015 19:18

Two suspects appeared briefly in the Brits Magistrates court on Monday in the North West for the possession of explosives stolen from the Lonmin mine.

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The residents of the area which is surrounded by several Lonmin operations started protesting on Thursday night.
North West mine 'under pressure' to employ locals

Saturday 13 June 2015 11:45

Angry residents of Bapong near Brits in the North West are calling for the termination of the mining licence of the world's third largest platinum producer if does not employ locals.

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Bapo residents demand more Lonmin jobs

Friday 12 June 2015 17:15

Five vehicles belonging to Lonmin platinum mine and other two private trucks have been torched at Bapong near Brits in North West.

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'Miners should have approached ConCourt for Marikana report release'

Monday 8 June 2015 12:13

Lawyers representing President Jacob Zuma argue that Marikana miners should have approached the Constitutional Court in a bid to force him to release the Marikana report.

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Urgent application to be heard on Marikana report

Monday 8 June 2015 06:36

Lawyers for mineworkers are set to argue on Monday why President Jacob Zuma should urgently release the Marikana report.

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Marikana tragedy could have been avoided: Report

Wednesday 3 June 2015 07:50

The Alternative Information and Development Centre's new report has revealed that the Lonmin mineworkers' strike in 2012 which resulted in the Marikana tragedy, could have been avoided.

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Lawyers instructed to force President Zuma to release Marikana report

Monday 25 May 2015 05:33

Lawyers representing miners who were injured during the Marikana shootings have been instructed to seek a court order forcing President Jacob Zuma to release the Marikana Commission report.

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 Platinum producer Lonmin said last week it would cut 3,500 jobs.
Solidarity accuses mining industry of hidden agendas

Friday 15 May 2015 09:59

Trade union Solidarity says talks of restructuring and layoffs in the mining industry is a tactic to put pressure on trade unions ahead of wage negotiations with The Chamber of Mines.

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Lonmin is planning on shedding thousands of jobs due to declining platinum sales.
Lonmin posts smaller first-half loss

Monday 11 May 2015 20:36

Platinum producer, Lonmin, has posted a smaller first-half loss despite technical problems at its smelters. The London-listed miner has also been hit by a drop in platinum prices.

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Govt to stop massive job losses in mining: NUM

Monday 11 May 2015 17:46

The NUM has appealed to government to intervene and stop massive job losses in the mining industry.

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Last Month Anglo American Platinum announced that it intends to cut over four hundred jobs.
Jobs cuts loom for platinum industry: Expert

Saturday 9 May 2015 11:59

Labour and economic experts say more job cuts can be expected in the platinum mining industry following last year's crippling five months wage strike.

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