SABC News - Marikana


The film covers the 2012 Marikana tragedy, when police shot dead 34 striking mineworkers in the North West province's platinum belt.
Marikana documentary wins Emmy Award

Tuesday 24 November 2015 11:10

The Marikana documentary, 'Miners Shot Down ', won the International Emmy Award for best documentary, at the awards ceremony in New York on Monday night.


The DA says refusal to widen terms of reference into Riah Phiyega’s inquiry is a slap in the face for the millions of South Africans who want real accountability for her dismal performance
Phiyega’s entire performance needs to be reviewed: DA

Sunday 22 November 2015 17:25

The probe into allegations of misconduct by SA Police Service (SAPS) National Commissioner, Riah Phiyega, needs to be broadened to include further allegations, the DA said on Sunday.


Sanco appeals for calm after Marikana councillor shot

Saturday 21 November 2015 13:53

Sanco in the North West on Saturday appealed for calm following the murder of African National Congress councillor Fundisile Nqinelo in Marikana.


The DA says Riah Phiyega's stance is a sign of deeper divisions between her and Police Minister, Nathi Nhleko
EFF accuses Phiyega of using delaying tactics

Friday 13 November 2015 19:38

EFF Whip and party secretary general, Godrich Gardee, has described the latest debacle around suspended Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega, and her threats to go to court, as delaying tactics.


 National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has been found guilty of various charges.
Parliament Committee refuses to comment on ministerial report findings

Friday 13 November 2015 12:32

Police Committee Chairperson Francois Beukman says it is premature to respond to the Ministerial reference group's report.


Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says President Zuma was quoted out of context.
Ramaphosa defends Zuma’s “ANC comes first” comment

Friday 13 November 2015 05:43

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has defended President Jacob Zuma after he said the African National Congress (ANC) is more important than the country.


Summons served on Ramaphosa regarding Marikana

Thursday 12 November 2015 17:36

The Presidency on Thursday confirmed that summons have been served on Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa's lawyers regarding Marikana tragedy.


Riah Phiyega has been suspended over allegations of misconduct, her fitness to hold office and her capacity to execute official duties efficiently.
Police commissioners await decision following Phiyega stance

Monday 9 November 2015 06:00

Provincial police commissioners are likely to learn their fate on Wednesday when the Police Portfolio Committee is expected to adopt a report on recommended action against them.


Angry construction workers hold employers hostage

Friday 6 November 2015 05:40

Angry construction workers are holding their employers hostage near Rustenburg in the North West.


SAPS to act on Marikana recommendations: Nene

Wednesday 21 October 2015 18:51

Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene says over the next three years, the SAPS will strengthen its public order capabilities and address training gaps.


Amnesty International says Riah Phiyega’s suspension will give hope to families of the victims of the Marikana shootings.
Amnesty International welcomes Phiyega's suspension

Sunday 18 October 2015 09:15

Amnesty International has welcomed President Jacob Zuma's decision in the past week to suspend National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega with immediate effect.


Marikana Defence Advocate, Andries Nkome, believes Riah Phiyega has been made a scapegoat
"Phiyega suspension too little too late"

Thursday 15 October 2015 10:00

Marikana Defence Advocate, Andries Nkome, says although the suspension of National Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega, is welcomed, it’s too little too late.


The EFF says Riah Phiyega's suspension was extremely long overdue
Amcu calls for more heads to roll after Phiyega

Thursday 15 October 2015 06:45

Amcu says National Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega, should not be the only one facing suspension.


Popcru supports Phiyega amid calls for her to be axed

Monday 5 October 2015 19:15

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) has described calls to fire Police Commissioner General Riah Phiyega as sexist and racist.


Dali Mpofu called on government to listen and heed Thomas Piketty’s words before it’s too late.
Marikana issue linked very strongly to inequality: Mpofu

Saturday 3 October 2015 22:31

Economic Freedom Fighters' chairperson Dali Mpofu says what  French economist, Thomas Piketty has said on reducing inequality in South Africa is what the EFF has been saying all along.


Marikana tragedy a symbol of inequality : Piketty

Wednesday 30 September 2015 19:45

In his book, celebrity French Economist Thomas Piketty writes that the Marikana tragedy in South Africa is a symbol of the effects of inequality and the unfair distribution of capital.


Marikana lawyers await communication regarding compensation

Wednesday 30 September 2015 17:37

Lawyers representing Marikana miners say they are still waiting for official communication from the Presidency regarding the compensation of Marikana workers.


Why South Africa should fuss about a French Economist

Wednesday 30 September 2015 12:22

Everybody wants a piece of Professor Thomas Piketty, and South Africa will enjoy a nice chunk of him this week, as long as he is able to get an emergency passport.


 The president said he is looking for a swift process in which to compensate the victims of the Marikana tragedy.
Marikana families feel vindicated and optimistic

Wednesday 30 September 2015 10:45

Family members of the Marikana mineworkers have welcomed steps to reach an out-of-court settlement.


More than 40 people and at least 300 miners died during the Marikana tragedy.
Govt to compensate Marikana victims

Tuesday 29 September 2015 20:51

President Jacob Zuma says he is looking for a swift process in which to compensate the victims of the Marikana tragedy.


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