SABC News - Marikana


Popcru supports Phiyega amid calls for her to be axed

Monday 5 October 2015 19:15

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) has described calls to fire Police Commissioner General Riah Phiyega as sexist and racist.


Dali Mpofu called on government to listen and heed Thomas Piketty’s words before it’s too late.
Marikana issue linked very strongly to inequality: Mpofu

Saturday 3 October 2015 22:31

Economic Freedom Fighters' chairperson Dali Mpofu says what  French economist, Thomas Piketty has said on reducing inequality in South Africa is what the EFF has been saying all along.


Marikana tragedy a symbol of inequality : Piketty

Wednesday 30 September 2015 19:45

In his book, celebrity French Economist Thomas Piketty writes that the Marikana tragedy in South Africa is a symbol of the effects of inequality and the unfair distribution of capital.


Marikana lawyers await communication regarding compensation

Wednesday 30 September 2015 17:37

Lawyers representing Marikana miners say they are still waiting for official communication from the Presidency regarding the compensation of Marikana workers.


Why South Africa should fuss about a French Economist

Wednesday 30 September 2015 12:22

Everybody wants a piece of Professor Thomas Piketty, and South Africa will enjoy a nice chunk of him this week, as long as he is able to get an emergency passport.


 The president said he is looking for a swift process in which to compensate the victims of the Marikana tragedy.
Marikana families feel vindicated and optimistic

Wednesday 30 September 2015 10:45

Family members of the Marikana mineworkers have welcomed steps to reach an out-of-court settlement.


More than 40 people and at least 300 miners died during the Marikana tragedy.
Govt to compensate Marikana victims

Tuesday 29 September 2015 20:51

President Jacob Zuma says he is looking for a swift process in which to compensate the victims of the Marikana tragedy.


18 000 people killed between 2014 and 2015

Tuesday 29 September 2015 13:19

National Police Commissioner, Riya Phiyega, says just under 18 000 people were murdered between April 2014 and March 2015.


A board of inquiry into Riah Phiyega's conduct  was announced last week.
Phiyega awaits Zuma's considerations on her fate

Tuesday 29 September 2015 08:03

President Jacob Zuma now has to consider reasons submitted by National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega on why she should not be suspended, pending the inquiry into her fitness to hold office.


Bheki Cele was removed as police commissioner in 2012 after a board of inquiry found that he had acted dishonestly and with an undeclared conflict of interest in relation to two police lease deals he
Armed robbery lowest under Bheki Cele - expert

Wednesday 23 September 2015 15:50

Bheki Cele's tenure as national police commissioner recorded a sharp decline in the number of armed robberies in the country, the SA Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) said on Wednesday.


National police commissioner Riah Phiyega, to motivate why she should not be suspended, pending the inquiry into her fitness to hold office.
Don't give Phiyega more time - opposition parties

Tuesday 22 September 2015 20:49

While opposition parties welcomed the inquiry into national police commissioner Riah Phiyega, they questioned why she should be given time to motivate against being suspended.


Zuma sets up inquiry into Phiyega’s fitness to hold office

Tuesday 22 September 2015 14:59

A board of inquiry into National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega’s fitness to hold office has been set up, President Jacob Zuma announced on Tuesday.


Marikana miners welcome funding dispute ruling

Tuesday 22 September 2015 12:45

The Marikana miners have welcomed both decisions by the Constitutional Court regarding a funding dispute


What South Africa can learn from Piketty about addressing inequality

Monday 21 September 2015 08:42

Thomas Piketty’s visit to South Africa provides an opportunity to think creatively about what is driving inequality in the country and what appropriate measures might be to address the problem.


Motion on Lonmin brought by the EFF managed to slip through and was passed by parliament.
MPs confused by EFF's motion on Lonmin

Tuesday 15 September 2015 20:58

The EFF in Parliament says they will make sure that National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete informs Lonmin mine that the Assembly says the mining company is "corrupt to the core".


EFF leader, Julius Malema, has been suspended from Parliament for five days
DA questions rule used to suspend Malema

Thursday 10 September 2015 08:29

The DA says EFF leader, Julius Malema's remarks and behaviour on Wednesday, although unparliamentary, did not constitute a life endangering disruption in accordance with the rules of the House.


Mining giants Lonmin and Amplats have already said they will shed thousands of jobs.
Govt to convene mining indaba to save jobs

Wednesday 9 September 2015 05:33

Government is to convene a mining indaba next week to deliberate on intervention plans to rescue the mining industry which is faced with massive job losses.


Jabob Zuma says government spent almost half a billion rand building houses in mining areas
Improving conditions of mineworkers ‎a top priority: Zuma

Tuesday 8 September 2015 20:55

President Jacob Zuma says good progress is being made to bring peace and stability in the mining industry which is still a key pillar of the economy and employs around half million people.


Calls for Marikana koppie to be declared a heritage site

Tuesday 8 September 2015 20:41

Some Marikana residents want the Koppie where miners were shot and killed by police during clashes in 2012 to be declared a heritage site.


Phiyega tells Zuma she needs 'more clarity'

Thursday 3 September 2015 18:03

National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has told President Jacob Zuma she needs more time to respond to his letter warning her of a possible suspension.


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