SABC News - Marikana


The new development is aimed at easing the housing shortage, instead it has brought conflict, pitting community members against each other.
Illegal Marikana housing occupants given grace period

Thursday 28 April 2016 18:42

The illegal occupants of a government housing development in Marikana near Rustenburg have been given a temporary grace period.


The residents occupied the housing units worth more than R 700 million, arguing that those on the list do not reside in Marikana.
Dee Day for illegal occupants of RDP houses in Marikana

Thursday 28 April 2016 05:48

Thursday is the deadline on which those who are illegally occupying the Breaking New Ground houses should explain to the High Court in Mahikeng why they should not be evicted.


KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu.
Reconciliation is everyone’s responsibility: Mchunu

Wednesday 27 April 2016 20:40

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu has dismissed claims that government has abandoned reconciliation and nation building and that is the reason why pockets of racism still exist in the country.


Suspended Police Commissioner, General Riah Phiyega is planning to approach the High Court for review of the adverse Farlam Commission findings against her, for her role in the Marikana police killing
Phiyega prepared to fight to clear her name

Tuesday 26 April 2016 18:47

Riah Phiyega is preparing a fight to clear her name, as the Klaasen Commission of Inquiry, into her fitness to hold office, begins its hearings in Pretoria next week.


Tension broke out earlier this week as illegal occupants face eviction in Marikana.
Well-trained public order police needed in Marikana: DA

Sunday 24 April 2016 12:45

DA Member of Parliament, and Spokesperson on Human Settlements, Makashule Gana says well-trained public order police should facilitate the possible eviction of illegal occupants in Marikana.


Suspects accused of killing Marikana NUM secretary freed

Monday 18 April 2016 19:11

The North West High Court has withdrawn a murder charge against three accused mine workers accused of killing a NUM branch secretary in October 2012.


IPID lacks funds for Marikana probe

Tuesday 12 April 2016 18:43

IPID has told Parliament that it needs five million rand for its Marikana investigation, but has been unable to source money from Treasury.


North West Premier, Supra Mahumapelo.
ANC accuses EFF of intimidation in Marikana

Sunday 3 April 2016 19:23

There have been reports of alleged confrontations between members of the ANC and EFF in the North West mining town of Marikana.


Police deployed to Marikana as Mahumapelo meets residents

Sunday 3 April 2016 12:39

A strong contingent of police has been deployed at Marikana where North West Premier, Supra Mahumapelo, is to meet residents about the allocation of houses.


Voter registration marred by protests

Saturday 5 March 2016 19:01

Several IEC centres across the country were shut down and registration processes disrupted by protests over demarcation and service delivery issues.


Lonmin says over 5,000 workers leave after restructuring

Thursday 3 March 2016 13:21

South African-focused platinum producer Lonmin says on Thursday it had trimmed its workforce by more than 5,000 in a restructuring triggered by depressed prices.


Government spokesperson Ben Bole says they will engage the illegal occupants in Marikana.
Marikana residents remain defiant

Sunday 14 February 2016 10:45

Angry residents of Marikana in the North West have vowed not to vacate the houses they are illegally occupying under a multi-million of rands RDP housing project.


EFF, DA call for political accountability on Phiyega charges

Wednesday 3 February 2016 06:00

The EFF and the DA have called for political accountability following the recommendation to suspend National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate.


Phiyega could be charged over defeating the ends of justice

Tuesday 2 February 2016 13:24

Suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega could be charged with defeating the ends of justice, if the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) decides to charge her.


Thirty-four mineworkwers were killed during a strike in Marikana in 2012.
Lawyers push to speed up compensation for Marikana victims

Saturday 30 January 2016 08:05

Lawyers representing government and victims of the Marikana tragedy have agreed to meet again next month.


Thirty four miners were shot dead by police during an unprotected wage strike at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine in the North West.
Marikana victims pin hopes for closure on Lawyers meeting

Friday 29 January 2016 05:45

Government lawyers will on Friday morning meet with legal representative of the claimants of the 2012 Marikana shootings in Sandton.


Marikana tragedy could have been prevented: NUM

Tuesday 26 January 2016 21:51

The NUM says had police been properly trained to keep public order, the tragedy that happened in Marikana in 2012 could have been averted.


SAPS to act on Farlam Commission recommendations

Sunday 24 January 2016 21:39

Police are finally acting on the recommendations of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the Marikana incident in 2012.


Clashes over Marikana RDP houses allocation

Monday 11 January 2016 19:39

There have been fresh clashes over the allocation of RDP houses in Marikana in the North West, this time between two groups of residents.


Police deployed in Marikana after protest over RDP houses

Saturday 9 January 2016 10:01

Public order police have been deployed at Marikana outside Rustenburg in the North West to monitor the situation following resident’s protest over RDP house allocation.


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