SABC News - Marikana


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.


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.


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.


‘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.


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Charges against 270 Lonmin miners withdrawn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The charges against 270 Lonmin miners who were arrested after the Marikana shootings two years ago have been withdrawn.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Saturday marked two years since the police opened fire on striking mineworkers, killing 34 of them.
N West govt not invited to Marikana rally

Saturday 16 August 2014 14:34

North West government officials are not attending the Marikana commemoration rally on Saturday held in honour of 44 people killed in strike-related unrest two years ago.


Forty-four people were killed during a strike-related violence at Lonmin in August 2012.
Remember those killed in Marikana: ANC

Saturday 16 August 2014 14:01

The anniversary of the Marikana shooting should be a day to remember those who were killed, the African National Congress said on Saturday.


Marikana commemoration should recommit to peace: Presidency

Saturday 16 August 2014 10:19

The presidency says the Marikana commemoration is a day of reflection and recommitment to peace.


Second commemoration for Marikana shootings to be held

Saturday 16 August 2014 06:52

The Marikana shootings will be commemorated on Saturday.


On the 16th of August 2012  police clashed with striking workers from Lonmin's Marikana mine.
Marikana: Two years on

Friday 15 August 2014 20:15

On the 16th August 2012, 34 people were killed, and at least 78 were wounded in a incident that has become the most lethal use of force by South African security forces


At least 34 miners were gunned down in Marikana on the 16th of August 2012.
All systems go for Marikana commemoration

Friday 15 August 2014 20:13

It is all systems go for the second Marikana tragedy Commemoration. The event will be held at the infamous hill, known as the Koppie.


Marikana widows hand over petition to SABC

Friday 15 August 2014 19:32

Marikana widows and family members handed a petition to the SABC on Friday afternoon.


Marikana: Catalyst for change

Friday 15 August 2014 19:14

Independent analyst, Terry Bell says he doesn’t think that the Marikana incident had that much of an immediate economic effect.


Marikana widows hand petition to SABC

Friday 15 August 2014 19:02

Marikana widows and family members handed a petition to the SABC on Friday afternoon.


Miners’ working conditions need to improve: Lonmin

Friday 15 August 2014 18:08

Lonmin Platinum mines management says the tragedy of 2012 where 34 miners were killed, should be seen as a reflection of action in terms of improving the lives and conditions of miners.


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