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Marikana miners threaten to occupy houses illegally

Saturday 4 July 2015 15:10

Mineworkers in Marikana have threatened to forcefully occupy housing units in Marikana Extension 2, the North West portfolio committee on local government and human settlement heard on Friday.

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 Malema also wants Phiyega, Mbombo, Mthethwa and Lonmin charged for the role they played in the Marikana tragedy.
Malema lays criminal charges against Ramaphosa

Friday 3 July 2015 15:58

EFF leader Julius Malema has pressed criminal charges against Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Marikana police station in the North West.

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The Marikana Commission cleared Cyril Ramaphosa of any wrong doing.
Presidency respects findings of Marikana Commission

Friday 3 July 2015 12:53

The Presidency says it has noted plans by some in the political circles to lay charges against Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, following the release of the Marikana report.

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R18bn set aside to improve economic conditions in mining communities

Tuesday 30 June 2015 17:33

Government has allocated R18 billion to improve socio-economic conditions of distressed mining communities across the country.

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DA leader, Mmusi Maimane, has described President Jacob Zuma's handling of the Marikana report as a disgrace to South Africa's democracy.
DA pushes for Marikana victims' compensation

Monday 29 June 2015 09:04

The DA says dependants of the victims of the Marikana tragedy need to be financially compensated for their loss and injury.

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Most Marikana mineworkers say an international court must probe the events of August 2012 during which 34 mineworkers died at the hands of the police
Marikana families want more accountability

Monday 29 June 2015 06:36

Affected families as well as the wounded and arrested Lonmin mineworkers are demanding more accountability on who ordered the killing of 34 miners on August 16, 2012, in Marikana.

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Miners say that Amcu had no role to play in the Marikana tragedy.
Marikana report wrong on Amcu findings: Miners

Sunday 28 June 2015 17:18

Most mineworkers in Marikana say an international court must probe the events of August 2012. They say their lawyers should challenge the findings of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry.

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Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has criticised the Marikana report.
EFF adopts 'radical' Freedom Charter

Sunday 28 June 2015 10:05

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema on Saturday told thousands of party supporters in Zamdela in the Free State that the party adopted the Freedom Charter.

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Fourty-four people were killed during a wage strike at Lonmin Platinum Mine in North West.
Marikana events justify need for workers' unity: Cosatu

Sunday 28 June 2015 08:25

Acting Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) General-Secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali says lessons learnt from the events that happened in Marikana in 2012 must unite workers.

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Marikana report undermines Freedom Charter values: Malema

Saturday 27 June 2015 12:50

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says the Marikana report undermines the values of the Freedom Charter.

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The death of 44 people during a strike in Marikana has been described as a tragedy.
Marikana findings seen as 'wake up call' for mining sector

Saturday 27 June 2015 07:20

Legal experts say the mining sector should draw important lessons from the findings of the Marikana report.

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The Marikana report has recommended an inquiry into National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega's fitness to hold office.
Phiyega days in office are numbered: Analyst

Friday 26 June 2015 20:46

Political analyst Somadoda Fikeni says the call for an inquiry into National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega's fitness to hold office could be a smoke screen for government to get rid of her.

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More than 40 people killed during the clash between Lonmim miners and the police in Marikana in the North West.
Marikana a painful lesson to all

Friday 26 June 2015 20:37

Although relieved at being exonerated by the Farlam Commission, cabinet ministers are in sober reflection saying the Marikana tragedy was a lesson for all.

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Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa says he is surprise that the Commission didn't recommend some sort of compensation for the families.
Amcu cautiously welcomes Marikana report

Friday 26 June 2015 18:48

The main unions affected by the Marikana tragedy have welcomed the Farlam Commission's report.

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Lawyers gag Marikana families

Friday 26 June 2015 14:43

Lawyers for the wounded Lonmin miners have gagged the families of their clients until next week.

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ISS calls for the suspension of Riah Phiyega

Friday 26 June 2015 14:05

The ISS has called for the immediate suspension of Riah Phiyega, following the Marikana report's recommendation that, an inquiry into her fitness to hold office be instituted.

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Families of killed mine workers mum on Marikana report

Friday 26 June 2015 11:54

Lawyers representing the families of 34 mineworkers who were killed on the 13th and 16th August 2012 say their clients are still studying the Marikana Report made public by President Jacob Zuma.

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The Marikana report said Riah Phiyega should face an inquiry into her fitness to hold office
Phiyega largest victim in Marikana report: Mpofu

Friday 26 June 2015 07:58

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega seemed to be the biggest loser in the report on the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, the miners' lawyer, Advocate Dali Mpofu, said on Thursday evening.

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The Chamber of Mines hopes that the publication of the report will bring closure to the families of the deceased mineworkers.
Lonmin, Chamber of Mines to study the Marikana report

Friday 26 June 2015 05:45

Lonmin Platinum Mine in Rustenburg says it carefully studying the contents of the Marikana Commission Report before taking any action.

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Police to be investigated for criminal liability in Marikana killings

Thursday 25 June 2015 20:54

President Jacob Zuma says SA Police Services (SAPS) members, who were involved in the Marikana shootings at scene one and two, will be investigated to determine criminal liability.

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