SABC News - Marikana


Police say the violence in Marikana has increased since Amcu's wage strike began in January.
Two taxi owners gunned down in volatile Marikana

Wednesday 16 April 2014 17:03

Two taxi owners have been gunned down at Bleskop near Marikana, North West.


Mr X to testify on camera at Marikana inquiry

Tuesday 15 April 2014 15:09

A much awaited mineworker witness at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, dubbed Mr X, will give his evidence before the commission in camera.


Marikana commission chairperson Ian Farlam (M) to make a decision on Mr X.
Police lawyers await Marikana ruling on Mr X

Tuesday 15 April 2014 06:00

Police lawyers at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry will on Tuesday know whether their application for their witness, known as Mr X, to testify in camera and by video link is successful or not.


Ruling for Mr X to testify on camera expected on Tuesday

Monday 14 April 2014 17:23

Police lawyers at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry will know on Tuesday whether their application for their witness, known as Mr X, to testify in camera and by video link is successful or not.


The commission is investigating the deaths of miners during strike action in Marikana.
Marikana inquiry continues on Monday

Sunday 13 April 2014 15:25

The new police witness in the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Merafe, is expected to continue his evidence in chief on Monday morning.


COPE President Mosioa Lekota.
Lekota campaigns in Ficksburg

Saturday 12 April 2014 18:34

COPE President Mosioa Lekota was on Saturday campaigning in Ficksburg during a ceremony to commemorate the death of Andries Tatane.


 The Marikana Commission of Inquiry is expected to resume on Thursday.
Marikana killings could have been avoided: Vermaak

Wednesday 9 April 2014 20:32

North West police officer, Johannes Vermaak says with information that was given to the police regarding the mine unrest in Marikana, the police should have opted for another plan.


Platinum strikes continue

Sunday 6 April 2014 19:53

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) continued its campaign for higher wages by marching to the Lonmin head office in Johannesburg, on Thursday.


Lonmin, Amplats and Implats workers have been striking for two months
Rustenburg economy bears brunt of Amcu strike

Saturday 29 March 2014 12:56

The protracted Amcu strike by mineworkers at three major platinum mines in the North West has reportedly been impacting negatively on Rustenburg's economy.  


 The North West air wing commander today testified that basic rules were ignored during the police operation, which led to the deaths of 34 striking Lonmin miners
Bizos questions Top Cop absence at Marikana

Thursday 27 March 2014 15:21

The Marikana Commission of Inquiry has heard more damning evidence against the police, from North West Air Wing Commander Salmon Johannes Vermaak.


Vermaak also says there was shock and tension when the police realised that they had killed 34 protesters.
Marikana police failed to comply with SAPS principles: Vermaak

Wednesday 26 March 2014 20:33

A North West police colonel today continued giving a different version to the one put before the Farlam Commission by his seniors, about what happened at Marikana.


"2014 Elections are going to be unique"

Wednesday 26 March 2014 15:39

Some analysts warn that those who expect major changes in the outcome of the election may be in for a rude awakening.


Phiyega confronted me over false allegations, cop tells Commission

Wednesday 26 March 2014 15:30

North West air wing commander Lt-Col Salmon Vermaak says he was confronted by National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega with a set of false allegations.


A North West Air Wing Commander claims the police legal team told him to carry the responsibility for the Marikana killings.
Vermaak pushes to clear his name over Marikana deaths

Wednesday 26 March 2014 07:50

North West Air Wing Commander Salmon Vermaak is expected to be grilled by police lawyers at the Marikana Commssion on Wednesday.


Salmon Vermaak says that Marikana protestors were fearless.
Marikana police lacked experience: Vermaak

Monday 24 March 2014 20:24

Police officers assigned to manage the 2012 labour unrest at Marikana, North West, lacked critical experience, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard on Monday.


Last week, the commission heard that protesting mineworkers were not told why they were being arrested.
Marikana commission continues

Monday 24 March 2014 05:50

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry resumes public hearings into the Marikana shootings on Monday.


Contralesa says the strike has become a societal issue.
Long-dragging Amcu strike counter-productive: Contralesa

Saturday 22 March 2014 14:50

Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa says the continuing strike by members of Amcu at three mines in Rustenburg in the North West, is counter-productive.


Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union mineworkers have been on strike for two months.
Mineworker’s wives march to Rowland shaft

Friday 21 March 2014 16:12

Hundreds of women from the Nkaneng Informal Settlement in Marikana near Rustenburg have marched to the Lonmin Platinum Mine's Rowland shaft.


There will be rallies and protests across the country as South Africans celebrate Human Rights Day
Human Rights Day protest puts police brutality under spotlight

Friday 21 March 2014 07:00

Activists, women's groups and politicians are among those who will hold Human Rights Day rallies on Friday around the country.


Marikana lawyers oppose protection for Mr X

Tuesday 18 March 2014 12:20

Lawyers opposing the police at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry have been arguing against an application by the South African Police Service for its witness, Mr X, to present evidence in camera.


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