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Ethnic tensions threaten reconciliation efforts in Marikana

Sunday 3 September 2017 06:48

Residents of Marikana near Rusternburg in the North West have raised concerns about ethnic tensions in the platinum mining area.

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North West government to promote unity in Marikana

Saturday 2 September 2017 17:16

The North West government and religious leaders held a prayer service in Marikana near Rustenburg, in the North West.

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N West government to host peace prayers in Marikana

Saturday 2 September 2017 12:19

The North West provincial government together with the Marikana Interfaith Fraternal will as part of the reconciliation, healing and renewal programme, host a peace prayer day today.

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DA leader Mmusi Maimane says the Marikana tragedy remains a stain on the collective conscience of the nation.
DA calls for a commemorative day to honour Marikana victims

Thursday 24 August 2017 14:51

The DA says it has written to President Jacob Zuma requesting him to declare 16 August a commemorative day in honour of 34 miners who lost their lives in Marikana.

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Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma visited the koppie were police killed 34 mineworkers five years ago, planning to lay a wreath.
Marikana is not a place to score political points: Amcu

Wednesday 23 August 2017 11:00

Trade union Amcu says ANC presidential hopeful Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was indeed prevented from laying a wreath at the Koppie in Marikana, in the North West, as the area is sacred.

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ANCWL to meet Amcu after Marikana standoff

Wednesday 23 August 2017 05:18

African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) Secretary-General, Meokgo Matuba,says the league will in consultation with the people of Marikana seek to iron out their differences.

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Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma chased out of Marikana

Tuesday 22 August 2017 17:53

African National Congress (ANC) presidential hopeful, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, is reported to have been chased away from Marikana.

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AMCU President Joseph Mathunjwa says politicians need to strive for the change of the country's electoral system.
Mathunjwa reiterates call for change to SA’s electoral system

Thursday 17 August 2017 09:28

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) President, Joseph Mathunjwa has joined those calling for the amendment of the country's constitution.

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Union pushes for truth and justice on Marikana

Thursday 17 August 2017 07:27

Trade union Amcu says the families of the victims of the Marikana tragedy are furious that no one has been charged for the shooting and killing of 34 mineworkers five years ago.

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Joseph Mathunjwa addressed thousands of mineworkers and political leaders, gathered at the infamous koppie at Marikana.
Amcu vows to end exploitation of mine workers

Thursday 17 August 2017 07:15

Amcu President Joseph Mathunjwa, says no mine worker will ever earn below a minimum wage of R10 000.

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Thousands gathered on the koppie to commemorate the fatal day on 16 August 2012.
Bitter taste of loss lingers in Marikana as justice remains evasive

Wednesday 16 August 2017 21:50

Five years since the Marikana massacre and the bitter taste of loss still lingers among those who remain.

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Wednesday marks five years since the Marikana tragedy.
Calls for justice for Marikana victims mount

Wednesday 16 August 2017 15:35

Calls are mounting for justice to be fast-tracked for victims of the Marikana tragedy.

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Lonmin Mines CEO, Ben Magara says in honour of all the 44 people who died in August 2012, his company has committed 40 million rand for the education of their children.
Lonmin Mine allocates R40m for education of deceased’s children

Wednesday 16 August 2017 11:02

Lonmin Platinum Mines CEO Ben Magara says in honour of all the 44 people who died in August 2012, his company has committed 40 million rand for the education of their children.

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Marikana widow laments plight of her children

Wednesday 16 August 2017 09:06

One of the widows of the Marikana tragedy Ayisha Fundi says her children are still struggling to cope with what has happened to their father, five years ago.

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Thousands of people are on Tuesday expected to gather at the infamous koppie near Wonderkop.
Amcu cautions those attending Marikana commemoration

Wednesday 16 August 2017 08:50

Amcu President Joseph Mathunjwa, says only those with clear conscious from the killing of 34 mine-workers will be allowed to attend this year's, 5th Marikana Commemoration.

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Marikana tragedy brings sad memories five years on

Wednesday 16 August 2017 07:05

Wednesday marks the 5th anniversary of the Marikana tragedy, during which 34 mineworkers were shot and killed by police in the Koppie near Wonderkop.

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Marikana: Five years on

Tuesday 15 August 2017 21:20

Marikana residents says the "Marikana tragedy" commemoration day is meaningless to them, as justice has not prevailed against those responsible for the 34 miners shootings back in 2012.

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Maimane calls for accountability for Marikana massacre

Tuesday 15 August 2017 17:15

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has told families of the arrested and injured mineworkers in Marikana that the quest to find justice for the 34 mineworkers killed by police in August 2012, should continue.

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Maimane is expected to lay wreaths at the infamous Wonderkop Koppie, the scene of the shooting of 34 mineworkers.
Maimane visits Marikana ahead of 5th anniversary

Tuesday 15 August 2017 06:08

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane is expected to visit Marikana on Tuesday morning.

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The majority of workers in Marikana live in informal settlements without access to water, sanitation and electricity.
Marikana a land of contrasts

Monday 14 August 2017 19:44

Five years since the infamous Marikana killings, the platinum-endowed area remains poor and forsaken.

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