SABC News - Marikana


Santa Claus pampers Marikana kids

Thursday 25 December 2014 07:00

Children were given a treat at Buffelspoort Holiday Resort near Marikana in the North West when they were visited by Father Christmas.


Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu will this miss this week's Nobel Peace Laureates Summit in Rome
ANC salutes courageous Tutu

Friday 12 December 2014 13:28

The ANC saluted Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu on Friday, 30 years since he received the Nobel Peace Prize.


Malema pushes for court order against NCOP chair

Monday 24 November 2014 20:18

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema is seeking a High Court order against National Council of Provinces Chairperson, Thandi Modise, to prevent certain rulings against him.


The Marikana Commission concluded its hearings in Centurion on Friday.
President Zuma to receive Marikana report in 2015

Saturday 15 November 2014 06:55

The Marikana Commission of Inquiry will hand over its final report on the findings of the Marikana tragedy to President Jacob Zuma in March next year.


The commission is investigating the deaths of 34 people, mostly striking mineworkers, shot dead in a clash with police on August 16, 2012.
Semenya to wrap up arguments at Marikana Commission

Friday 14 November 2014 08:40

The Marikana Commission of Inquiry is on Friday expected to wrap up its hearing of final arguments into the 2012 Marikana shootings.


Marikana miners accused of treason

Thursday 13 November 2014 20:30

Police lawyers have argued that striking Marikana miners, committed what was tantamount to treason in 2012, when they attacked SAPS members, representing state authority.


‘Marikana Commission must investigate some police members’

Tuesday 11 November 2014 20:10

Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza wants the Marikana Commission of Inquiry to investigate some of the police members, including those that shot at the striking Lonmin mineworkers in August 2012.


Closing arguments continue at Marikana Inquiry

Tuesday 11 November 2014 06:20

Lawyers for families of non-striking miners who were killed during an unprotected strike in Marikana in 2012 will continue to submit their closing arguments at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry.


Lonmin supports Ramaphosa’s actions during Marikana strike

Monday 10 November 2014 20:26

Lonmin mine has come out in support of the role Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa played during a massive strike in Marikana in the North West in 2012.


Marikana commission resumes

Monday 10 November 2014 06:51

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry, investigating the deaths of 44 people in Marikana, resumes in Pretoria on Monday.


George Bizos says violence should be avoided.
Police reprimand for Marikana killings

Thursday 6 November 2014 20:28

Police have again been castigated for their use of violent force in the Marikana killings.


The Marikana Commission of Inquiry is probing a clash between police and miners on August 16, 2012 that led to 34 miners dying.
Oral arguments to continue at the Marikana Commission

Thursday 6 November 2014 05:52

Oral arguments will continue to be presented at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry in Centurion, south of Pretoria on Thursday morning.


Shivambu apologises for ‘middle finger’ gesture

Tuesday 4 November 2014 19:51

EFF Chief Whip Floyd Shivambu has apologised and withdrawn unconditionally the ‘middle finger’ gestures he made to Cyril Ramaphosa more than a month ago.


EFF Chief Whip, Floyd Shivhambu, later said he had withdrawn the middle finger gesture, but not his comments.
Shivhambu facing charge of misconduct over middle finger gesture

Friday 31 October 2014 06:33

EFF Chief Whip, Floyd Shivhambu, is facing a new charge of misconduct over a gesture he made to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in Parliament.


Economy in Marikana still hurting from strike

Friday 24 October 2014 13:59

Mamsi Ngobeni sat alongside the main road of the South African platinum belt town of Marikana, hunched over a table with a pile of onions, apples, loose cigarettes and tomatoes.


Dlamini to visit Marikana victims’ families

Friday 24 October 2014 07:26

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini will on Friday meet families of the Marikana victims in Nyandeni Great Place in the Eastern Cape.


The commission has been given until Tuesday to reach a conclusion.
Marikana Inquiry to revisit scene of killed miners

Tuesday 30 September 2014 07:20

The Marikana Commission of Inquiry will on Tuesday revisit the scene where 34 Lonmin mineworkers were shot and killed in 2012 during an unprotected strike in Marikana, North West.


Tirade leads to Malema, Shivambu ordered out of parly

Wednesday 17 September 2014 20:55

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema and his Chief Whip, Floyd Shivambu, were sent packing from the sitting of the National Assembly on Wednesday.


Reopening wage negotiations illegal: Lonmin employee

Monday 15 September 2014 12:44

Lonmin was unwilling to reopen wage negotiations in 2012 because it would have been illegal and set the wrong precedent, a senior employee told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry on Monday.


Family members want the commission to continue to probe the killing of their loved ones.
Marikana mine workers families granted permission to make submissions

Friday 12 September 2014 12:22

The Marikana Commission of Inquiry in Centurion, south of Pretoria, has once again allowed family members of the mine workers to make written and oral submission.


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