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'96 AFCON Champions inducted into Hall of Fame

Sunday 20 August 2017 21:22

The 1996 AFCON Champions – Bafana Bafana are being inducted into the South African Hall of Fame at Sun City on Sunday night.

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Minister Angie visited Ikageng Township in North West to encourage young people who do not have a matric certificate to enrol in this programme.
Youth urged to enrol on Second Chance Matric Support Programme

Sunday 20 August 2017 11:05

The Department of Basic Education has embarked on a road show across the country to raise awareness on the Second Chance Matric Support Programme.

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The protests stem from the alleged death and disappearance of a local youth.
No end in sight in Majakaneng unrest

Friday 18 August 2017 20:22

The siege of Majakaneng near Brits in North West continues. Residents have been on a week-long rampage, blocking the N4 linking Pretoria and Rustenburg.

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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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It is alleged that Ditebogo Molema sent an sms to Mahumapelo instructing him to stop his political activities in the province.
N. West ANC to discipline councillor for intimidation

Wednesday 16 August 2017 21:05

The ANC in the North West says it will take disciplinary action against the party's Mahikeng Local Municipality ward councillor who was arrested for allegedly intimidating Premier Supra Mahumapelo.

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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 widows still waiting for compensation

Wednesday 16 August 2017 11:00

The widows and families of the mineworkers who were killed in strike related unrest in Marikana say the government has not compensated them for their loss.

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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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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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Hundreds of protesters disrupted traffic for the better part of the day near the Kraaipan based mine outside Mahikeng.
Kraaipan community cry out for inclusion in surrounding mines

Monday 14 August 2017 16:32

Kal-Gold mine, a subsdiary of Harmony Gold, is expected to engage with the community of Kraaipan to defuse the ongoing dispute over the employment of locals in the Ratlou Municipality.

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Santi Britz is a rape survivor who was attacked repeatedly in her home while her husband was in hospital.
Govt urged to offer support to rape survivors

Sunday 13 August 2017 12:41

The founder of Initiative for Dedicated Upliftment Rape Survivors' Centre in Potchefstroom in the North West, Santi Britz, has called on government to create a specialised unit for rape survivors.

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The ANC in the North West is disgruntled over the exclusion of some of its members from the general council.
Internal squabbles disrupt N West ANC general council

Saturday 12 August 2017 10:00

A group of disgruntled ANC members in Bojanala region at Rustenburg in North West has been awarded a court order to interdict the ANC regional and general councils scheduled for this weekend.

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