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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.

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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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Phiyega can't recall details of Marikana meeting

Wednesday 10 September 2014 11:30

National Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega says she can't remember some of the details discussed during a meeting to find ways to deal with striking Lonmin miners in 2012.

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Phiyega back at Marikana Inquiry

Wednesday 10 September 2014 08:45

National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega is expected back at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry.

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National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega.
Marikana Commission recalls Phiyega

Tuesday 9 September 2014 19:41

Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega, will be recalled to give evidence at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry in Centurion on Wednesday.

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34 people, mostly striking mineworkers, were shot dead in a clash with the police during a Lonmin workers' strike in 2012.
Cosatu condemns attack on NUM member

Tuesday 9 September 2014 06:01

Cosatu on Monday condemned the intimidation of a National Union of Mineworkers member during an inspection in Marikana by the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

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Judge Farlam issues strong warning to mine workers

Monday 8 September 2014 14:17

A woman wearing a t-shirt with a NUM logo was almost assaulted by Lonmin mine workers at Marikana in the North West.

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 The commission is investigating the deaths of 44 people during unrest at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana in August 2012.
Farlam Commission inspects Marikana

Monday 8 September 2014 12:28

A large crowd of lawyers, police officers, journalists and evidence leaders gathered in Marikana, North West, on Monday for an inspection "in loco" by the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

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Expert criticises AMCU for role in Marikana tragedy

Thursday 4 September 2014 13:38

International policing expert Cees de Rover has criticised workers' union, Amcu, for not taking cautious control of its members.

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The commission is investigating the deaths of 44 people at the mine in Marikana in the North West during an unprotected strike in August 2012.
Henry Blou back on stand at Marikana Inquiry

Tuesday 2 September 2014 06:15

Lawyers for the families of the deceased will cross-examine Lonmin Platinum Mine head of security Henry Blou when the Marikana Commission of Inquiry resumes in Centurion.

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The Farlam Commission is probing the deaths of 44 people at Lonmin mine, on August 12, 2012
Lawyer wants jail term for killers of Marikana police officer

Thursday 28 August 2014 12:12

Lawyers representing the family of one of the police officers whom striking Lonmin workers allegedly murdered near a railway line in Marikana in 2012, want his killers to face a jail term.

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No reason to apologise: Striker

Wednesday 27 August 2014 14:15

There is no need to apologise to the families of Lonmin workers killed at Marikana in August 2012, one of the strike's leaders told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry on Wednesday.

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Suzan Shabangu will shed light to the commission about her role during the violent strike by Lonmin mineworkers in August 2012.
Former minister of Minerals to take the stand at Marikana Inquiry

Tuesday 26 August 2014 06:50

Former minister of Minerals and Energy, Suzan Shabangu, is expected to take the stand at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry hearing in Centurion on Tuesday.

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‘Lonmin did not care’: Miner  

Monday 25 August 2014 14:09

The violence at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana occurred because mine bosses did not care, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard on Monday.

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The miners were arrested during the Marikana tragedy at Lonmin.
Charges against 270 Lonmin miners withdrawn

Wednesday 20 August 2014 14:51

The charges against 270 Lonmin miners who were arrested after the Marikana shootings two years ago have been withdrawn.

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I still have nightmares: Miner  

Monday 18 August 2014 20:41

Lonmin mineworker, Shadrack Mtshamba, says the shooting of his colleagues in Marikana in 2012 has left him traumatised with nightmares.

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The North West government and Lonmin have been accused of not doing enough for the betterment of the miners
N West govt. refutes claims of neglecting Marikana miners

Monday 18 August 2014 12:15

The North West provincial government has refuted claims that not much has been done in ensuring the improvement of the living conditions of miners since the Marikana tragedy two years ago.

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More than 40 people were killed during a clash between mineworkers and police at the Lonmin mine in Marikana, North West.
'Marikana tragedy a lesson for all'

Saturday 16 August 2014 20:15

North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo said the Marikana tragedy was a lesson to all stakeholders in the mining industry.

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Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union leader Joseph Mathunjwa.
Amcu starts Marikana fund

Saturday 16 August 2014 17:41

A trust fund has been established to help the families of slain Marikana mineworkers, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said on Saturday.

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EFF leader Julius Malema addressed a 12 000 strong crowd at the second year anniversary of the Marikana tragedy held in Wonderkop.
EFF to build houses for Marikana widows

Saturday 16 August 2014 14:59

The Economic Freedom Fighters will build houses for the widows of the slain Marikana miners, party leader Julius Malema said on Saturday.

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