SABC News - Marikana


The Marikana Commission of Inquiry has been investigationg the events that took place in August 2012.
Great anticipation ahead Marikana commission findings release

Friday 27 March 2015 17:24

The National Union of Mineworkers (Num) says it is hopeful that the recommendations of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry will be implemented fully.


NUM General Secretary, Frans Baleni, says at present, minimum wages for gold and coal are around R6 000 and R9 000 respectively
NUM resolves to present 'better wage' demand before Chamber

Thursday 12 March 2015 20:10

NUM says it will demand that wages of its lowest paid members be doubled, trebled even, when it tables its new wage demands for the gold, coal and diamond sectors at the Chamber of Mines in April.


Joseph Mathunjwa lambasted the chaos that erupted in parliament on Thursday.
Mathunjwa lambasted Sona chaos

Sunday 15 February 2015 06:52

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union president Joseph Mathunjwa has lambasted the chaos that erupted in parliament on Thursday,


Mpofu, Chaskalson set to represent Bizana looters

Tuesday 27 January 2015 13:36

The eight people arrested at Bizana following a looting incident will be defended by Advocates Dali Mpofu and Matthew Chaskalson.


Campaign for Marikana Holiday: Report

Friday 16 January 2015 09:36

A formal application will be made by Anglican Bishop Jo Seoka and the Marikana Support Group to have August 16, the day 34 mineworkers were killed in Marikana, to be declared a public holiday.


Ramathlodi warns of job losses as talks hit snag

Tuesday 10 June 2014 16:55

The Minister of Mineral Resources Ngoako Ramatlhodi has warned that the country may suffer job losses as a result of the strike by Amcu in the platinum belt.


Amcu strike: Will mineworkers accept new wage offer?

Tuesday 3 June 2014 18:36

Mining analyst Bongani Mbindwane says we should be cautiously optimistic on whether striking Amcu members will accept the government’s new offer.


Police behaviour scrutinise at Marikana hearing

Monday 2 June 2014 15:36

Police officers were standing around the bodies of the dead striking miners, laughing, making jokes and using foul language to brag about what they did.


Amcu welcomes investigations into mine books

Thursday 29 May 2014 17:35

Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) negotiator in the current platinum sector strike has suggested that mining companies could be involved in tax and wage evasion.


We are not biased: Gift of the Givers

Sunday 25 May 2014 14:54

Gift of the Givers has denied that it is distributing food selectively in the embattled platinum belt of the North West province.


People waited in long queues for services such as healthcare, food and other necessities.
Gift of the Givers accuses Lonmin of preventing access to miners

Sunday 25 May 2014 12:05

Aid organisation, Gift of the Givers, has accused Lonmin mine security of preventing its vehicle from entering the Marikana mine on Saturday.


Striking mineworkers receive medical treatment in Marikana

Sunday 25 May 2014 06:13

Gift of the Givers has provided some families of striking mineworkers at Marikana in the North West province with medical assessments and treatment.


Food parcels handed out to mineworkers

Saturday 24 May 2014 15:42

Hundreds of mineworkers and their families stood in a long queue at the Wonderkop Stadium in Marikana on Saturday to receive food parcels from the Gift of the Givers.


NUM accuses Gift of the Givers of taking sides

Saturday 24 May 2014 11:03

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has accused charity organisation, Gift of the Givers, of a lack of objectivity when handing over aid packages to striking mineworkers on the platinum belt.


Amcu has been demanding an entry level salary of R12 500 a month.
Amcu, mines deny agreement rumours

Saturday 24 May 2014 06:38

Labour union, Amcu, as well as platinum mines have denied a report that there's been an agreement between platinum mines and the unions.


The Farlam Commission of Inquiry is probing the deaths of 44 people during a violent strike at Lonmin in 2012.
Marikana negotiator questioned

Thursday 22 May 2014 17:35

A police officer negotiating with violent strikers in Marikana in August 2012 had no prospects of success, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard on Thursday.


Striking miners who have HIV and TB and are not able to keep up with medication
Gift of the Givers looks into miner’s health

Thursday 22 May 2014 14:29

Non-governmental organisation, Gift of the Givers Foundation, is expected to dispatch a team of about 20 medical doctors to the platinum belt in Marikana.


Mining magnate highlights inequalities

Thursday 22 May 2014 08:20

Executive Chairperson of Mmakau Mining, Bridget Radebe, says while she believes that miners are exploited, she doesn’t agree with the killing in Marikana.


The Farlam Commission of Inquiry is probing the deaths of 44 people during the violent strike in Marikana.
Marikana hostage negotiator back on stand

Thursday 22 May 2014 06:15

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry is expected to continue hearing evidence on Thursday from an officer who was a hostage negotiator in Marikana.


Lieutenant Colonel Stephen McIntosh has now taken the stand in Marikana Commission of Enquiry.
Use of live ammunition under spotlight at Marikana Inquiry

Tuesday 20 May 2014 11:50

The Marikana Commission of Enquiry has resumed in Centurion with North West Provincial Coordinator of the Tactical Response Team, Captain Paul Loest, concluding his testimony.


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