SABC News - Marikana


EFF leader Julius Malema concluded his week-long election campaign on Thursday, in the Bojanala District in North West.
Malema blames mining companies for high levels of poverty

Thursday 7 July 2016 20:28

EFF leader Julius Malema says mining companies operating in the Rustenburg area are responsible for high levels of poverty and unemployment.


Malema weighs in against Pistorius sentence

Thursday 7 July 2016 11:50

Public debate is continuing on the sentence prison that Pistorius has been given. Some political parties have described it as lenient.


The protesting residents, at ward 32, have joined a growing number of a wards across the province, aggrieved over the candidate list issue.
Marikana villagers protest over the ANC candidate list

Saturday 11 June 2016 14:04

Residents of Mma-ditlhokwa village, near Marikana in the North West are continuing to protest over the ANC candidate list for the local elections.


Judgement reserved in Marikana housing case

Friday 10 June 2016 20:49

Judgement has been reserved by the North West High Court, in Mahikeng, in the case involving the illegal occupation of houses at Marikana near Rustenburg.


Riah Phiyega's legal counsel advocate Mahlape Sello says there was no need for Phiyega to take the stand.
No need for Phiyega to take the stand: Lawyers

Friday 3 June 2016 12:21

Lawyers for suspended National police commissioner, Riah Phiyega have argued that her decision not to testify at the Claassen Board of inquiry will not be detrimental to her.


Phiyega’s team has stressed that it is important to distinguish whether events at Marikana were under Phiyega’s control or that of then North West provincial police commissioner, Zukiswa Mbombo
Wrap-up arguments expected in Phiyega inquiry

Friday 3 June 2016 05:51

Suspended national police commissioner, Riah Phiyega’s legal team will today wrap up final arguments at the Claassen board of inquiry underway in Pretoria.


Suspended national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega.
Evidence leaders call for Phiyega’s removal

Thursday 2 June 2016 18:06

Evidence leaders at the Claasen Board of Inquiry have called for the removal of suspended national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega.


The inquiry heard on Wednesday that Phiyega had succumbed to political pressure during the labour unrest in Marikana in 2012
Closing arguments to continue in Phiyega inquiry

Thursday 2 June 2016 05:33

Evidence leaders at the Claassen board of inquiry into suspended police commissioner Riah Phiyega's fitness to hold office will continue with their closing arguments on Thursday.


It is alleged that Marikana police either arrive late to crime scenes or don’t arrive at all
Police in Marikana accused of poor policing

Saturday 28 May 2016 15:21

Marikana police are reportedly failing to serve the people in the areas they police.


Former brigadier and police media relations officer Lindela Mashigo.
Former Saps spokesperson accused of concealing critical information

Friday 6 May 2016 18:49

Former brigadier and media relations officer Lindela Mashigo who was involved in the police's media relations during the Marikana labour unrests has been accused of concealing critical information.


Lindela Mashigo accused Riah Phiyega of instructing him to change critical information on the media statement.
Ex-police officer to continue testimony at Claasen inquiry

Friday 6 May 2016 05:52

The Claasen Inquiry is expected to resume with the cross -examination of a former police brigadier who was involved in media relations during the 2012 Marikana shootings.


Suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega is alleged to have insisted that the statement show that the police had withdrawn from the scene.
More damning allegations against Phiyega

Thursday 5 May 2016 19:04

More damning allegations are emerging at the Claassen Inquiry into former National Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega's fitness to hold office.


Phiyega ordered changes in a 2012 press release

Thursday 5 May 2016 12:48

A former police spokesperson says suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega ordered changes to a press statement released on August 17, 2012.


  Monwabisi Ntlati (L) testified that the decision to disarm and disperse the striking mine workers on August 16 where 34 miners were shot dead by the police was from the police's national management.
Ntlati to continue testimony at Claassen inquiry

Thursday 5 May 2016 07:43

The Claassen board of inquiry is on Thursday morning expected to commence with the cross-examination of Captain Monwabisi Ntlati who took the stand on Wednesday.


 The inquiry is also probing whether Riah Phiyega together with the police leadership misled the Farlam commission.
First witness to take stand in Phiyega hearing

Wednesday 4 May 2016 06:19

The board of inquiry into the fitness of suspended police commissioner Riah Phiyega to hold office is expected to hear the testimony of its first witness on Wednesday.


The Farlam Commission recommended an inquiry to determine suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega’s fitness to hold office.
Terms of reference dominate first day of Phiyega hearings

Tuesday 3 May 2016 21:55

Rules of engagement took centre stage on the first day of the Claassen Board of Inquiry into the fitness to hold office of suspended Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega.


Phiyega’s ‘fitness to hold office’ inquiry starts on Tuesday  

Monday 2 May 2016 21:07

A board of inquiry into suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega's fitness to hold office will start in Pretoria on Tuesday.


Police minister Nkosinathi Nhleko says the panel will deal with critical issues in policing.
Nhleko appoints panel to review public order policing

Friday 29 April 2016 18:15

Nkosinathi Nhleko has appointed retired Judge, David Ntshangase, to lead the Panel of experts who will, among other things, review Public Order Policing in South Africa.


The new development is aimed at easing the housing shortage, instead it has brought conflict, pitting community members against each other.
Illegal Marikana housing occupants given grace period

Thursday 28 April 2016 18:42

The illegal occupants of a government housing development in Marikana near Rustenburg have been given a temporary grace period.


The residents occupied the housing units worth more than R 700 million, arguing that those on the list do not reside in Marikana.
Dee Day for illegal occupants of RDP houses in Marikana

Thursday 28 April 2016 05:48

Thursday is the deadline on which those who are illegally occupying the Breaking New Ground houses should explain to the High Court in Mahikeng why they should not be evicted.


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