SABC News - Marikana


Police fired rubber bullets at protesting students.
Police reject "blood thirsty" statement

Wednesday 5 October 2016 06:22

During Tuesday's clashes at Wits, police fired rubber bullets to disperse protesting students. Two police officers, a lecturer and several students were injured and five students were arrested.  


Residents were given 60 days by the Mahikeng High Court which ruled in favour of the Rustenburg Local Municipality for the illegal occupants to be evicted.
Marikana illegal house occupants refuse to vacate

Monday 19 September 2016 19:21

Illegal occupants of the Breaking New Ground housing project in Marikana near Rustenburg in the North West have stood their ground despite an order for them to vacate the houses.


The charges relate to the five days preceding August 16 2012, the day on which 34 mine workers were gunned down in a bloody stand-off with the police.
Trial of 19 Marikana miners to resume on Monday

Sunday 28 August 2016 21:16

The trial of 19 mineworkers appearing on different charges during Marikana massacre is expected to resume at the North West High Court of Mahikeng in North West on Monday morning.


North West ANCYL backs call for early elective conference

Thursday 25 August 2016 18:55

The African National Congress Youth League in the North West has expressed its support for the national league's call for an early conference of the ANC.


The legal teams have been pushing for compensation for miners’ widows since 34 miners died in confrontations with police at Lonmin's platinum mine at Marikana in 2012.
Marikana widows' lawyers to approach courts for compensation

Wednesday 17 August 2016 18:08

Lawyers representing Marikana widows say they will have to approach the courts to force the Presidency to move faster on talks regarding compensation.


AMCU President, Joseph Mathunjwa.
Amcu warns political parties against forming trade unions

Wednesday 17 August 2016 07:33

Amcu President, Joseph Mathunjwa, has warned political parties against forming their own workers' unions, saying that will compromise the fight for better working conditions.


The meeting comes as the country remembers the events of Marikana, where 44 people died.
Govt made great stride upgrading Marikana’s socio-economic conditions

Tuesday 16 August 2016 20:22

Government says it has made great strides in improving socio-economic conditions of Marikana communities.


The EFF in the Western Cape says the silent protest is to commemorate the Marikana massacre.
Silent protest to commemorate Marikana massacre conducted in W Cape

Tuesday 16 August 2016 18:22

A silent protest commemorating the Marikana killings was held at the Sea Point Promenade in Cape Town on Tuesday.


Mathunjwa says the President should also declare August 16 as a public holiday.
Amcu’s Mathunjwa calls on Zuma to apologize to nation over Marikana

Tuesday 16 August 2016 18:08

The president of mining union Amcu, Joseph Mathunjwa, has called on President Jacob Zuma to apologise to the nation for the Marikana massacre and compensate its victims.


AMCU president, Joseph Mathunjwa is expected to give the keynote address.
Formal Marikana commemoration underway

Tuesday 16 August 2016 14:45

The formal Marikana commemoration programme is underway at the famous koppie at Marikana near Rustenburg in the North West, where 34 striking mineworkers were shot dead by police four years ago.


Four years ago a tragic incident took place at Lonmin mine in the Marikana area.
Marikana houses uninhabitable: Amnesty International

Tuesday 16 August 2016 10:39

Amnesty International's Deputy Regional Director in Southern Africa Muleya Mwananyanda says the Lonmin miners live in appalling conditions in Nkaneng informal settlement.


Social media users’ #RememberMarikana

Tuesday 16 August 2016 10:18

It's been four years since police opened fire at Lonmin's Platinum Mine in Marikana, killing 34 striking mineworkers.


Nathi Nhleko launches Transformation Task Team

Tuesday 16 August 2016 07:43

Nathi Nhleko has launched a Transformation Task Team, in response to the recommendation by the Farlam Commission on Marikana calling for professionalisation of the police service.


Members of the SAPS opened fire on a crowd of striking Lonmin mineworkers at Marikana.
AMCU to commemorate Marikana killings

Tuesday 16 August 2016 05:37

Trade union AMCU is set to hold a commemorative event on Tuesday at the infamous koppie in Wonderkop near Marikana.


Members of the South African Police Service opened fire on a crowd of striking Lonmin mineworkers at Marikana, leaving 34 mineworkers dead on August 16, 2012.
Four years on... remembering Marikana

Monday 15 August 2016 21:47

August 16 is the anniversary of the Marikana massacre, widely regarded as a turning point in South Africa’s post-apartheid history.


The Police Ministry has announced the transformation team in response to the recommendation by the Farlam commission on Marikana.
Police welcome Transformation Task Team

Monday 15 August 2016 17:17

Acting National Police Commissioner Kgomotso Phahlane has welcomed the police's new Transformation Task Team.


After the tragedy Marikana became a political hot bed with opposition parties ANC for the worst single act of police brutality.
Four years after police shot dead striking miners little has changed

Monday 15 August 2016 12:21

The catastrophic events of August 2012 should have been a decisive wake-up call to Lonmin ine.


Residents of Marikana, where 40 people were killed in 2012 say the ANC has not prioritised them.
Rustenburg communities explain the ANC election snub

Saturday 13 August 2016 19:21

Former staunch supporters and members of the ANC in the Rustenburg City Council say they do not feel sorry for voting for alternative candidates during the recent local government elections.


Voters turned back in Marikana

Wednesday 3 August 2016 19:03

North West premier Supra Mahumapelo says it's unfortunate that some people had to be turned back at the voting stations in Marikana as this was not their voting district.


600 000 people reside in Rustenburg but only 297 000 are registered to vote.
No voting for some Marikana residents

Wednesday 3 August 2016 11:20

Scores of people will not be able to cast their votes in Marikana in the North West on Wednesday as they are registered elsewhere in the country.


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