SABC News - Marikana


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.


EFF condemns the ruling parties’ use of state resources in Marikana

Thursday 7 January 2016 14:18

The EFF has condemned what it calls the ANC abuse of state resources in a desperate attempt to become relevant in Marikana.


Marikana RDP beneficiaries thank govt for changing their lives

Wednesday 6 January 2016 21:18

Some beneficiaries of the Marikana Housing Project have thanked government for making them proud home owners after years living in shacks.


Govt disrespecting us: Marikana claimants

Wednesday 9 December 2015 18:03

The miners injured and arrested during the Marikana shooting, as well as the families of those who were killed, have accused government of disrespecting them.


Govt lawyers, Marikana claimants to engage in discussions

Tuesday 8 December 2015 14:23

The Presidency says government lawyers have been instructed to invite the legal representatives of the claimants of the August 2012 Marikana tragedy to engage in discussions.


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.


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