SABC News - Marikana


Marikana "murders" case postponed

Monday 19 June 2017 19:40

Fourteen Marikana men accused of hacking a man to death briefly appeared in the Rustenburg Magistrate's Court on Monday.


The Farlam Commission which probed the 2012 Marikana tragedy recommended that Riah Phiyega's fitness to hold office be investigated and the Classen board found that she was unfit to hold office.
Riah Phiyega determined to clear her name

Tuesday 13 June 2017 08:00

Former National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega says even though her term of office has ended, she will continue her court bid to challenge the Farlam and Klassen reports.


Ramaphosa's apology for Marikana massacre is a political move:Ntsebeza

Sunday 11 June 2017 11:02

Advovate Dumisa Ntsebeza has labelled Deputy President Cyril killings, as not sincere but just a political move.


Reagan Booysen the Free State ANCYL secretary says Ramaphosa is the darling of the white monopoly capital and the media.
ANCYL criticizes Ramaphosa’s treatment of Marikana massacre

Monday 22 May 2017 18:20

The ANCYL has labelled Ramaphosa's apology on the Marikana massacre as half-hearted.


Lonmin is between a rock and a hard place.
Bapo-Ba-Mogale residents demand employment from Lonmin

Friday 12 May 2017 18:39

Platinum producer Lonmin says it is loosing billions of rand in production after two of its shafts were forced to close by the Bapo-Ba-Mogale community near Marikana in the North West.


Tough questions await Ramaphosa in Parliament

Thursday 11 May 2017 06:50

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to face questions around HIV/AIDS, electoral reform and government's back to basics programme in the Nation Assembly on Thursday.


Ramaphosa denies involvement in Marikana killings

Monday 8 May 2017 05:42

Cyril Ramaphosa has apologised for the way in which the Marikana shootings unfolded, but denied any involvement in the killing of 34 Lonmin miners in 2012.


Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is in Grahamstown where he addressed students and academics at Rhodes University.
Students can rescue the country from challenges: Ramaphosa

Sunday 7 May 2017 15:32

Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa says students have a role to play in rescuing the country from the current challenges it faces.


‘Workers Day should be in honour of Marikana massacre’

Tuesday 2 May 2017 05:20

Amcu President Joseph Mathunjwa says August the 16th should be declared workers day in honour of the union's 34 members in the Marikana massacre.


The Federation's General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi wasted no time in blaming the divisions in the tripartite alliance on greed.
Saftu calls for worker unity

Monday 1 May 2017 21:01

The new worker's federation The South African Federation of Trade Unions has called on workers of the country to unite in order to deal with challenges facing the country.


Mbalula announces plans to demilitarise police

Tuesday 25 April 2017 15:37

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has announced new measures to demilitarise the police - including the greater use of visible policing.


Delegations from the South African Police Services and the Independent Police Investigative Directorate appeared before Parliament's police committee on Thursday.
R1.1 bln to be paid out for Marikana litigation and victims

Thursday 16 March 2017 07:00

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko says the cost of litigation in relation to the Marikana shooting will cost the department R 1.1billion, but that the overall cost of the incident cannot be quantified.


Marikana activist and co-accused back in court

Thursday 23 February 2017 05:42

The trial of a Marikana based activist, Napoleon Webster, and five others is expected to resume on Thursday in Rustenburg in the North West.


Premier Zille joins dignitaries for W Cape SOPA

Friday 17 February 2017 11:55

There is a hive of activity outside the W Cape in the Cape Town CBD ahead of the State of the Province Address by Premier Helen Zille Friday morning.


Phiyega was found guilty of four out of the five charges that she faced.
Claassen report blames Phiyega for Marikana deaths

Sunday 5 February 2017 21:21

The Claassen Inquiry found Phiyega ultimately to blame for the deaths of the 34 miners.


The commission recommended that suspended National Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega, be removed from office.
Claassen Commission report made public

Friday 3 February 2017 05:53

Parliament's Police Committee declassified the Claassen Inquiry report from highly confidential to a public document, on Thursday.


The Claasen report says Phiyega was not a satisfactory witness, she was ambivalent and contradictory.
Claassen Inquiry recommends Phiyega be removed from office

Thursday 2 February 2017 20:35

The Claasen Inquiry has deemed Phiyega as unfit to hold office.


Three former employees of Samancor Chrome mine in Marikana were found guilty for the brutal murder of Human Resource manager Goodman Zalukano.
Three given lengthy sentences for Marikana murder

Thursday 2 February 2017 06:28

Three former employees of Samancor Chrome mine in Marikana, near Rustenburg have been sentenced to a total of 123 years in prison by the Mahikeng High Court.


Police Portfolio Committee has no power to remove Phiyega from office

Sunday 29 January 2017 21:14

Parliament's Police Portfolio Committee does not have the power to remove suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega from office.


Parly to seek legal advice in Phiyega’s challenge

Sunday 29 January 2017 08:22

Francois Beukma, says they will seek legal advice this week following suspended Riah Phiyega's decision to challenge the findings of the Claasen report.


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