SABC News - Marikana


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Charges against 270 Lonmin miners withdrawn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The charges against 270 Lonmin miners who were arrested after the Marikana shootings two years ago have been withdrawn.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


Farlam Inquiry set to hear more presentations

Thursday 14 August 2014 05:42

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry continues in Centurion on Thursday morning.


Amcu refutes intimidation allegations

Wednesday 13 August 2014 18:57

Two years after the Marikana tragedy, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) says its members are still being intimidated at work.


 The commission is investigating the deaths of 44 people during strike-related violence at Lonmin's platinum mining operations at Marikana, in August 2012.
Marikana dead remembered

Wednesday 13 August 2014 14:45

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry on Wednesday paid tribute to six men who were killed at Marikana on this day two years ago.


Ramaphosa denies conflict of interest

Tuesday 12 August 2014 14:52

Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa has denied he was caught up in a conflict of interest because he had relations with role players at Marikana in 2012.


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