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Hawks accused of politically targeting Marikana activist

Sunday 15 January 2017 16:22

Friends of Marikana activist Napoleon Webster are accusing the Hawks of politically targeting him and five other community activists.

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34 Mineworkers were killed on 16 August 2012 - widely regarded as a turning point in South Africa’s post-apartheid history.
‘Phiyega not only person responsible for Marikana’

Monday 26 December 2016 07:30

Pan Africanist Congress leader Luthando Mbinda says suspended National Police Commissioner Riya Phiyega is not the only person who should account for the 2012 Marikana tragedy.

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Dennis Bloem says COPE will call upon Parliament to establish an Ad Hoc Committee to establish the involvement of Cyril Ramaphosa and Nathi Mthethwa.
COPE calls for Ramaphosa, Mthethwa probe over Marikana

Saturday 24 December 2016 12:45

COPE in Parliament says an Ad Hoc Committee should be established to further investigate Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nathi Mthethwa for their alleged involvement in the Marikana shootings.

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Riah Phiyega was suspended by President Zuma more than a year ago.
Zuma is still studying recommendations on Phiyega

Saturday 17 December 2016 09:11

The Presidency says President Jacob Zuma is still studying the recommendations of the report on suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega.

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Phiyega investigators hand over report to Presidency

Thursday 15 December 2016 16:14

The Board of Inquiry into National Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega's fitness to hold office has handed over its report to President Jacob Zuma.

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Police spokesperson Sandile Ngidi says what took place in Marikana in August 2012 is a tragedy.
Lessons must be learnt from Marikana tragedy: SAPS

Thursday 15 December 2016 12:06

On Sunday President Zuma announced that the Independent Police Investigative Directorate has recommended prosecutions of certain SAPS members.

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Executive Vice President for Human Resources at Lonmin Abey Kgotle.
"Lonmin complying with recommended housing plan"

Tuesday 13 December 2016 10:17

Over the weekend President Jacob Zuma released an update on the steps taken by the different departments to implement the recommendations of the Farlam commission.

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The Presidency has also announced that government is ready to compensate families of the Marikana victims.
SAPS implements Marikana recommendations

Monday 12 December 2016 08:42

The South African Police Service say they are implementing recommendations of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry.

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44 people including 34 mineworkers were killed by police on August 16, 2012.
Government ready to compensate Marikana victims

Monday 12 December 2016 05:53

President Jacob Zuma says sufficient progress has been made in implementing the recommendations of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

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Government ready to pay Marikana compensation: Presidency

Sunday 11 December 2016 15:53

Government is ready to pay compensation for the victims of the August 2012 violence at Lonmin’s platinum mine at Marikana near Rustenburg in North West, the Presidency said on Sunday.

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According to the report, Riah Phiyega lied to the Marikana Commission of Inquiry.
Phiyega not solely responsible for Marikana massacre: COPE

Sunday 4 December 2016 13:25

COPE says suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega is not solely to be blamed for the death of 34 workers at the Lonmin Platinum Mine in Marikana in the North West in 2012.

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South Africa and Ethiopia are part of a wave of protests sweeping across parts of Africa that are known as Africa Uprising.
The death knell of Zuma’s rule echoes transitions elsewhere in Africa

Saturday 5 November 2016 08:24

There has been growing evidence over the past few weeks that the tide has begun to turn against President Jacob Zuma in the party’s National Executive Committee.

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Police fired rubber bullets at protesting students.
Police reject "blood thirsty" statement

Wednesday 5 October 2016 06:22

During Tuesday's clashes at Wits, police fired rubber bullets to disperse protesting students. Two police officers, a lecturer and several students were injured and five students were arrested.  

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Residents were given 60 days by the Mahikeng High Court which ruled in favour of the Rustenburg Local Municipality for the illegal occupants to be evicted.
Marikana illegal house occupants refuse to vacate

Monday 19 September 2016 19:21

Illegal occupants of the Breaking New Ground housing project in Marikana near Rustenburg in the North West have stood their ground despite an order for them to vacate the houses.

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The charges relate to the five days preceding August 16 2012, the day on which 34 mine workers were gunned down in a bloody stand-off with the police.
Trial of 19 Marikana miners to resume on Monday

Sunday 28 August 2016 21:16

The trial of 19 mineworkers appearing on different charges during Marikana massacre is expected to resume at the North West High Court of Mahikeng in North West on Monday morning.

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North West ANCYL backs call for early elective conference

Thursday 25 August 2016 18:55

The African National Congress Youth League in the North West has expressed its support for the national league's call for an early conference of the ANC.

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The legal teams have been pushing for compensation for miners’ widows since 34 miners died in confrontations with police at Lonmin's platinum mine at Marikana in 2012.
Marikana widows' lawyers to approach courts for compensation

Wednesday 17 August 2016 18:08

Lawyers representing Marikana widows say they will have to approach the courts to force the Presidency to move faster on talks regarding compensation.

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AMCU President, Joseph Mathunjwa.
Amcu warns political parties against forming trade unions

Wednesday 17 August 2016 07:33

Amcu President, Joseph Mathunjwa, has warned political parties against forming their own workers' unions, saying that will compromise the fight for better working conditions.

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The meeting comes as the country remembers the events of Marikana, where 44 people died.
Govt made great stride upgrading Marikana’s socio-economic conditions

Tuesday 16 August 2016 20:22

Government says it has made great strides in improving socio-economic conditions of Marikana communities.

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The EFF in the Western Cape says the silent protest is to commemorate the Marikana massacre.
Silent protest to commemorate Marikana massacre conducted in W Cape

Tuesday 16 August 2016 18:22

A silent protest commemorating the Marikana killings was held at the Sea Point Promenade in Cape Town on Tuesday.

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