SABC News - Marikana


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.


Presidency still can't confirm Phiyega’s submission to Claassen report

Wednesday 18 January 2017 18:55

The Presidency can't confirm whether suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has submitted her response to the Claassen report.


Hawks accused of politically targeting Marikana activist

Sunday 15 January 2017 16:22

Friends of Marikana activist Napoleon Webster are accusing the Hawks of politically targeting him and five other community activists.


34 Mineworkers were killed on 16 August 2012 - widely regarded as a turning point in South Africa’s post-apartheid history.
‘Phiyega not only person responsible for Marikana’

Monday 26 December 2016 07:30

Pan Africanist Congress leader Luthando Mbinda says suspended National Police Commissioner Riya Phiyega is not the only person who should account for the 2012 Marikana tragedy.


Dennis Bloem says COPE will call upon Parliament to establish an Ad Hoc Committee to establish the involvement of Cyril Ramaphosa and Nathi Mthethwa.
COPE calls for Ramaphosa, Mthethwa probe over Marikana

Saturday 24 December 2016 12:45

COPE in Parliament says an Ad Hoc Committee should be established to further investigate Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nathi Mthethwa for their alleged involvement in the Marikana shootings.


Riah Phiyega was suspended by President Zuma more than a year ago.
Zuma is still studying recommendations on Phiyega

Saturday 17 December 2016 09:11

The Presidency says President Jacob Zuma is still studying the recommendations of the report on suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega.


Phiyega investigators hand over report to Presidency

Thursday 15 December 2016 16:14

The Board of Inquiry into National Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega's fitness to hold office has handed over its report to President Jacob Zuma.


Police spokesperson Sandile Ngidi says what took place in Marikana in August 2012 is a tragedy.
Lessons must be learnt from Marikana tragedy: SAPS

Thursday 15 December 2016 12:06

On Sunday President Zuma announced that the Independent Police Investigative Directorate has recommended prosecutions of certain SAPS members.


Executive Vice President for Human Resources at Lonmin Abey Kgotle.
"Lonmin complying with recommended housing plan"

Tuesday 13 December 2016 10:17

Over the weekend President Jacob Zuma released an update on the steps taken by the different departments to implement the recommendations of the Farlam commission.


The Presidency has also announced that government is ready to compensate families of the Marikana victims.
SAPS implements Marikana recommendations

Monday 12 December 2016 08:42

The South African Police Service say they are implementing recommendations of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry.


44 people including 34 mineworkers were killed by police on August 16, 2012.
Government ready to compensate Marikana victims

Monday 12 December 2016 05:53

President Jacob Zuma says sufficient progress has been made in implementing the recommendations of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.


Government ready to pay Marikana compensation: Presidency

Sunday 11 December 2016 15:53

Government is ready to pay compensation for the victims of the August 2012 violence at Lonmin’s platinum mine at Marikana near Rustenburg in North West, the Presidency said on Sunday.


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